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Book/Author Spotlight: The Graveyard Book Volume 1 (The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel #1)


The Graveyard Book Vol 1.

About the Book: 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 will include Chapter Six to the end.


It Takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child.

Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.

There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family.

Each chapter in this adaptation by P. Craig Russell is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book world, showcasing a variety of styles from a breadth of talent. Together, they bring Neil Gaiman’s award-winning, nationally bestselling novel The Graveyard Book to new life in this gorgeously illustrated two-volume graphic novel adaptation.

Book provided by Harpercollins

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: The Graveyard Book
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1St Edition edition (July 29, 2014)
  • Cost: $19.99


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P C Russell

About the Author: P. Craig Russell

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, P. Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven and Dr. Strange, he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart (The Magic Flute), Strauss (Salome) and Wagner (The Ring of the Nibelung). His more recent work includes comic book adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and The Graveyard Book.

October 6, 2015 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. This sounds like another great Gaiman book to share with my grandchildren.

    Comment by tmy56 | October 6, 2015 | Reply

  2. This brings back good memories.

    Comment by Alyn Y. | October 6, 2015 | Reply

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