GAIMAN, Neil. The Graveyard Book. With illustrations by Dave McKean. [London]: Bloomsbury . 12mo, [x] 312pp. Black cloth stamped in silver on spine, in publisher's original full-color pictorial d.w. and full-color pictorial slipcase. Blue endpapers; b&w illustrations throughout. As new. Signed by the author, Neil Gaiman
, and the artist, Dave McKean
Limited edition. #162 of 1,500 copies of this limited edition that was issued simultaneously with the publication of the first printing. The winner of the 2009 Newbery Award, the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the 2010 Carnegie Medal. When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing his entire family, who would have thought that 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 crafted and covering Bod's life from infancy to adolescence.