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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2

By Neil Gaiman

Description

The second paperback edition of a glorious two-volume, full-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie 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, Galen Showman, Scott Hampton, and David Lafuente lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman's luminous novel.

Volume Two includes Chapter Six through the end of the book.

Praises & Awards

Praise

School Library Journal

“Essential reading for fans of Gaiman’s original and those who enjoyed the first entry.”

Booklist

“Volumes 1 and 2 are a grand, elegant envisioning of Gaiman’s dark imagination...fans of thelauded first volume of the project will eagerly turn out for this artful conclusion.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“All the strengths of the first volume carry forward under the direction of established Gaiman collaborator and adaptor P. Craig Russell. Full-color panels by a variety of artists convey Gaiman’s prose faithfully, with all its eerie and emotional impact.”

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Astounding, transfixing, sublime, and beautiful….just a few words to describe this wonderful graphic novel adaptation of the second half of Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Consider this a lovely interpretation of the story’s resolution.”

From Neil

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.

Product Details

ISBN: 9780062194848

ISBN10: 0062194844

Imprint: HarperCollins

On Sale: 08/09/2015

6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 0.429 in (d)

Pages: 176

List Price 12.50 CAD

BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General

BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction

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