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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book. In The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman has created a charming allegory of childhood. Although the book opens with a scary scene - a family is stabbed to death by "a man named Jack" - the story quickly moves into more child-friendly storytelling. The sole survivor of the attack - an 18-month-old baby - escapes his crib and his house, and toddles to a nearby graveyard. Quickly recognizing that the baby is orphaned, the graveyards ghostly residents adopt him, name him Nobody (" Bod" ), and allow him to live in their tomb. Taking inspiration from Kiplings The Jungle Book, Gaiman describes how the toddler navigates among the headstones, asking a lot of questions and picking up the tricks of the living and the dead. In serial-like episodes, the story follows Bods progress as he grows from baby to teen, learning lifes lessons amid a cadre of the long-dead, ghouls, witches, intermittent human interlopers. A pallid, nocturnal guardian named Silas ensures that Bod receives food,...

Формат: Мягкая бумажная, 287 стр.

ISBN: 9780747594802

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