WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL 2010
Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death * Holly Black * One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane ... A memorable, captivating read * The Times * This brief, dark, savoury adventure deserves to become a modern classic of children's writing * Independent on Sunday * Suspenseful, well-told and touching * The Sunday Times * The best book Neil Gaiman has ever written. How he has managed to combine fascinating, friendly, frightening and fearsome in one fantasy I shall never know, but he has pulled it off magnificently * Diana Wynne Jones * Like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet and very satisfying * Washington Post * The outrageous riches of Gaimans imagination. Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary * Patrick Ness * I wish my younger self could have had the opportunity to read and reread this wonderful book, and my older self wishes that I had written it * Garth Nix * The Graveyard Book, by turns exciting and witty, sinister and tender, shows Gaiman at the top of his form ... a tale of unforgettable enchantment * New York Times *
Neil Gaiman has written highly acclaimed books for both children and adults and is the first author to have won both the Carnegie and Newbery Medals for the same work The Graveyard Book. Many of his books, including Coraline and Stardust, have been made into films; Neverwhere has been adapted for TV and radio; and American Gods and Good Omens have been adapted into major TV series. He has also written two episodes of Doctor Who and appeared in The Simpsons as himself. Chris Riddell is a much loved illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He has won the Costa Childrens Book Award, the Nestl Gold Award is the only artist to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, most recently for his illustrations in The Sleeper and the Spindle. He was Waterstones Childrens Laureate from 2015 to 2017 and has illustrated the work of many celebrated childrens authors, including five Neil Gaiman titles and J.K. Rowlings The Tales of Beedle the Bard. He is the author of the bestselling Goth Girl and Ottoline series and co-creator of The Edge Chronicles.