The graveyard book read aloud
The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanAfter the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didnt live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bods family...
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Cancel anytime. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. It's about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet.
It might have taken author E. You can see them read all of the chapters here and also above and below. Lucky that. Gaiman is definitely on point in front of the camerahis large brown eyes, prominent proboscis and stringy sternocleidomastoid muscles adding to the proceedings. Bedlam, indeed.
It is raining outside, the shades are down, and the classroom is dark. The only light is a small dog-shaped lamp behind me illuminating the final pages of The Graveyard Book. A couple of my fourth graders are sitting next to me reading along as I read aloud. Several more are sitting directly in front of me, faces up, engrossed in the story. Still others are lying flat out on the rug or scrunched up on pillows. Yes, they said, please!
Looking for the free Summer Reading Chart? Grab it here! Who knew such a thing even existed? Anyway, it obviously meant I had high hopes for this book, expecting it to be fun reading. And when the book started out with a murderer named Jack creeping through a dark house, having murdered the parents and a sister and now ready to off the little baby boy, I assumed I was right. But then it kind of slowed down for me.