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Subject: Paranormal children's book
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 1:59 PM ET
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I got an email review of this book, in case anyone is interested.

 The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman

October 1. 320 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN-13: 9780060530921

Critics' consensus:

Book Description: Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings - like the ability to Fade.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.

Prepublication Reviews:
"Gaiman writes with charm and humor, and again he has a real winner...Everyone who reads this book will hope fervently that the very busy author gets around to writing [a sequel] soon." - VOYA.

"Starred Review. Wistful, witty, wise - and creepy. ...Closer in tone to American Gods than to Coraline, but permeated with Bod's innocence, this needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child. Ages 10+." - Kirkus Reviews.

"After finishing The Graveyard Book, I had only one thought -- I hope there's more. I want to see more of the adventures of Nobody Owens, and there is no higher praise for a book." - Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels.

"It takes a graveyard to raise a child. My favorite thing about this book was watching Bod grow up in his fine crumbly graveyard with his dead and living friends. The Graveyard Book is another surprising and terrific book from Neil Gaiman." - Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife.