The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman ( class set, 30 books)

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When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

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Neil Gaiman interviewed by Nikki Gamble

Neil Gaiman has had a varied writing career that has seen him move from award-winning comic writer to bestselling novelist. He is the author of 'Coraline' 'The Wolves in the Walls', The Graveyard Book and 'Fortunately the Milk'  all published by Bloomsbury.  In the early 90s, Gaiman was the creator / writer of monthly cult DC Comics horror series Sandman which until its last issue #75 was awarded numerous acco- lades and topped the comic bestsellers list. Sandman was also the first comic to ever receive a literary award. The collection has sold several million copies in hardback and paperback. Gaiman's short stories, in prose and poetry have won a variety of Fantasy Horror awards including the International Horror Critics' Award for Best Collection which went to Troll Bridge in 1994.Gaiman has worked with a variety of people on a variety of projects including sharing authorship on adult titles with Terry Pratchett and being included on the singer Tori Amos's debut album. His body of work has appeared in translation in countries as diverse as Israel and Poland and he has won recognition overseas for both his comic writing and his novels. 

In this interview, Neil Gaiman talks to Nikki Gamble about 'Coraline;, 'The Wolves in the Walls' fear, bravery and the point of horror for children.

Writers frequently talk about the importance of finding the right voice for their work. Your books have a distinctive storyteller’s voice, which I’m guessing comes from having stories read to you when you were younger. Is finding the right voice effortless or does it take a lot of work?

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