Published by HarperCollins on July 29th 2014
Genres: Graphic Novel
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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.
The Graveyard Book translates brilliantly into graphic novel format. Perhaps because the author is also a graphic novelist? I read The Graveyard Book several years ago, after it became a Newbery winner. I loved the story and the characters and so when I heard they had redone it in graphic novel format, I could not wait. The illustrations are perfect, setting a dark and dreary landscape in the graveyard and I love the character designs. More realistic and sharp than most graphic novels made for younger readers, I loved the different characters and revisiting the plot in this type of format.
What I love about this story, is the way Nobody comes into his own. It’s truly a coming of age story, with paranormal and horror elements. I felt for the characters, some who still had their own journey to complete, others whose time had long passed. There’s a touch of romance, a lot of action and some really deep relationships. I love that Nobody searches out his real name only to find the one he has is all he needs. Definitely a set of graphic novels I would love to own eventually.
A beautifully illustrated graphic novel version of an award winning children’s novel that is incredible on its own.