Ex Libris Kirkland

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Illustrator Dave McKean
First Written 2008
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
Publisher HarperCollins
ISBN-10 0060530928
ISBN-13 978-0060530921
My Copy hardcover, first ed
First Read November 16, 2008

The Graveyard Book

I just re-read this in 2016, and it totally holds up. Still great!

Noted on February 5, 2016

I actually re-read this shortly after I read the actual Jungle Book for the first time, and it's full of references and re-tellings of Jungle Book stories.

Noted on July 20, 2013

This is a great little juvenile-fiction 'chapter book', in high Gaiman style. It's basically a re-imagining of the Jungle Book, but if Mowgli's was raised in a cemetery by ghosts instead. Oh, and if he was still being pursued by a serial killer who murdered his parents.

It's mostly sweet and not-very scary.

Noted on July 20, 2013

Bod said, 'I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island. I want to play football with people. I want,' he said, and then he paused and he thought. 'I want everything.'

Quoted on February 5, 2016

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.

Quoted on July 20, 2013

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