Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book The Graveyard Book. By Neil Gaiman. Middle Grade, 2008.

My review/summary
Neil Gaiman is a superb writer for both children and adults. What better way to prepare for Halloween than by enjoying his modern classic, Newbery award-winning The Graveyard Book? The plot is simple enough for children, but the characters and the many cultural/symbolic references are enjoyable for adults too. After they have finished the book, readers should further research events, themes and symbols found in this book, including the "Danse Macabre" (or "macabray"), the Sleer and the Hounds of God.

Readers can also enjoy listening to Neil Gaiman read this book himself on his website Mouse Circus.

Neil Gaiman fans will also enjoy the following Youtube clips.

Jian Ghomeshi interviews Neil Gaiman for QTV (affiliated with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ08G6fQEkU

The Graveyard Book trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_UUVwTaemk

Follow Neil Gaiman on October 25th, as he appears on the TV show Arthur.

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