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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:50 am 
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Hi all, just thought i'd add a book that me and the kids are reading at the moment...

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http://www.thegraveyardbook.com/

The book has one many awards, and is one for kids (maybe older kids) and adults alike. It's about a boy whose family are murdered, but the assasin couldn't kill the baby boy as he'd wandered off out of the house and down to the local graveyard. The baby is then taken in by the ghosts of the graveyard and is looked after until he has grown.

Although initially sounding quite morbid, it's a lovely book and my girls are thoroughly enjoying it. It teaches you that graveyards are not the scary places that most seem to think, and the book follows the upbringing of this little boy by his newly adopted ghostly parents and friends.

I read my girls a chapter a night, takes about an hour to read a chapter (thats including breaks for trips to the loo :-? )

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:15 pm 
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Excellent book :)

We have a reading circle and this was the first book we read (my choice). Neil Gaiman is an excellent writer and although much of his work is quite dark, he also writes excellent stuff for youngsters.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:07 pm 
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He is good isn't he Nigel.

I'm debating reading them "Neverwhere" afterwards, they love their visits to the sites of London so i think they'll enjoy it.

I enjoyed "American Gods" too.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:29 pm 
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American Gods is the first one I read, very deep. I must get round to Anansi Boys one of these days.

Neverwhere is scary in places, but much better than the TV series.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:43 pm 
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Freebird wrote:

Neverwhere is scary in places, but much better than the TV series.


Yes it is, thats why i'm debating it lol. My kids enjoy a spooky story from time to time, but i don't want to freak them out. :-?

I enjoyed the book so much i bought the series, very dissapointing unfortunately. Like one of those low nudget 70's Dr Who shows. :-?

I would love it to be made into a decent movie.

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