The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1
The first volume of a glorious two-volume, four-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book, adapted by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by an extraordinary team of renowned artists.
Inventive, chilling, and filled with wonder, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book reaches new heights in this stunning adaptation. Artists Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman's luminous novel.
Volume One contains Chapter One through the Interlude, while Volume Two includes Chapter Six to the end.
Praises & Awards
“Russell calls attention to the drama and wit of the language in each sentence...The real achievement of this adaptation is that readers will want to jump back to the novel and then leap back again, time after time.”
Booklist (starred review)
” [A] lovely, lyrical adaptation...Fans of Gaiman’s delightfully macabre sensibilities will be elated.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] vastly entertaining adaptation...It’s a treasure worth having even if the novel is already on the shelf.”
School Library Journal
“This adaptation celebrates friendship, loyalty, and family with similar humor and aplomb.”
“The delights here are many.”
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“The graphic novel captures and enhances the magic and horror in new and unexpected ways.”
Behind the Book
“We were young, and very poor. The rooms I was renting above a shop were in a building tall and spindly and old. The kitchen and lounge were on one floor, a bedroom and my office and a bathroom on the next, and, at the top of the house, there was a big attic bedroom, and a low, long room in which an adult could barely stand up straight and in which there was a crib and a playpen. My son, Michael, who was two years old, loved his tricycle more than anything, but there was nowhere to ride it in the house, not without him tumbling down the stairs, so I would carry him and his tricycle across the narrow lane to the grounds of the local church, and he would pedal around to his heart’s content, and I would sit and read a book in the sunshine, and watch him, and look at the grey gravestones, names half-erased by time, and marvel at how comfortable a child looks in a graveyard. That was where it started. I’ll call it The Graveyard Book, I thought. Like Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.”
Classroom Discussion Questions
1. Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean are frequent collaborators. How do McKean’s illustrations contribute to your reading of the story?
2. There is a rich tradition of orphans in children’s literature, as well as a tradition of child-of-destiny themes in fantasy literature. Discuss how Bod fits squarely into both categories.
Classroom Extension Activities
Epitaph Poems. Various dead characters in the novel are introduced with their epitaphs. An epitaph is the inscription found on a tombstone that summarizes and memorializes the deceased. An epitaph poem, therefore, is a very short (and often witty) poem about the deceased. Write epitaph poems for Bod, Silas, Jack, and Miss Lupescu, or for yourself, or for a friend.
On Sale: 29/07/2014
6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 0.718 in (d)
List Price 24.99 CAD
BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction