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Topic: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Subject: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Date Posted: 6/16/2009 6:22 AM ET
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I have heard of this book and when I wish list it I saw alot of people wanted it.  Have you read it ?? What do you think of it??

Date Posted: 6/16/2009 10:57 AM ET
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I think I started this one, but couldn't get into it.  I think I wasn't in the mood at the time, because I generally really like Neil Gaiman.

Date Posted: 6/16/2009 11:43 AM ET
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It is a YA book. I really liked it.  I got it for my son for Christmas.  It is about a baby(toddler) whose whole family is murdered one night.  He climbs out of his crib, and out the front door and across the street into the graveyard while his family is being murdered.  The ghosts in the graveyard adopt him, raise him, and teach him how to do ghostly things, like Fade, and instill fear, pass through things.  He has ghosts teach him when he is younger, and they of course teach him stuff from their time, like Latin or the history when they were alive.

  It won both the Caldecot and Hugo awards this year

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 8:00 AM ET
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It won the Newbery, not the Caldecott.  The Caldecott is for illustrations.

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 11:48 AM ET
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oopss-  I always get those two mixed up -- thanks

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 5:06 PM ET
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I thought it was wonderful.  Really funny and smart and moving.