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“…Only a Pauper, Who Nobody Owns.”

Novelist Katy King and I agree that one of the best stories we’ve read this year is Neil Gaiman’s THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. This stunning, charming, challenging and poetic Young Adult novel stays with you a lot longer than you’re going to expect.

The illustrations by Dave McKean add a lovely innocence and sense of fun to the tale, which alternates between silly and sinister and soulful.

The 2008 novel (Harper/Harper Collins) is a classic fairy tale smashed into a rollicking adventure novel, then blended through the lens of a coming-of-age fable.

Have you read THE GRAVEYARD BOOK? We’re interested in hearing other reviews. Care to recommend other books in this same vein?

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