The Graveyard Book (Newbery Award)

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The Graveyard Book (Newbery Award)

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Gaiman, Neil. (Illus. by Dave McKean). NY: HarperCollins, (2008). 8vo. First edition. Blue and black boards stamped in silver. Dust jacket.

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Written as a series of short stories, each two years apart, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book was not only awarded the 2009 Newbery Medal but also that year's Carnegie Medal for Britain's best children's book. Following his family's murder by "the man Jack," young Nobody Owens is adopted by the ghosts in a neighboring graveyard. Schooled in their ways and acquiring some of their powers, Nobody tries to befriend other humans while growing up, constantly pursued by Jack. A Fine first edition in Fine dust jacket.