On the night his parents and sister were murdered in their beds, a young boy toddled On the night his parents and sister were murdered in their beds, a young boy toddled out of his crib and home, and thereby avoided a similar fate.
He wanders into the nearby cemetery, where long-dead Mr.
Owens vow to adopt and raise him, although the other cemetery spirits are unsure about this plan. Owens and her husband have taken this child under their protection.
It is going to take more than just a couple of good-hearted souls to raise this child. It will. Bod visits the land of ghouls and speaks with ancient spirits in his graveyard wanderings.
Owens are strict with his bedtime and education, and other souls instruct him through their life experiences. Ethereal illustrations in tones of black provide ghostly visuals—although not often necessary or fitting.
As Bod grows older, he grows more curious about his origins and life outside the graveyard fence. In the meantime, the murderer hired to kill his family is intent on finishing the job. A dramatic climax will likely catch readers off guard, but it provides a satisfying conclusion to an exceptional story.
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman - Official Book Trailer
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