The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2

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Overview

The second paperback edition of a glorious two-volume, full-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie 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, Galen Showman, Scott Hampton, and David Lafuente lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman's luminous novel.

Volume Two includes Chapter Six through the end of the book.

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

All the strengths of the first volume carry forward under the direction of established Gaiman collaborator and adaptor P. Craig Russell. Full-color panels by a variety of artists convey Gaiman’s prose faithfully, with all its eerie and emotional impact.

Booklist

Volumes 1 and 2 are a grand, elegant envisioning of Gaiman’s dark imagination...fans of the lauded first volume of the project will eagerly turn out for this artful conclusion.

Booklist

Volumes 1 and 2 are a grand, elegant envisioning of Gaiman’s dark imagination...fans of the lauded first volume of the project will eagerly turn out for this artful conclusion.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

All the strengths of the first volume carry forward under the direction of established Gaiman collaborator and adaptor P. Craig Russell. Full-color panels by a variety of artists convey Gaiman’s prose faithfully, with all its eerie and emotional impact.

School Library Journal

10/01/2014
Gr 5 Up—Starting off where the first volume (2014) of Russell's graphic novel adaptation of Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (2008, both HarperCollins) ended, this title covers the second half of the original book. Orphan Nobody "Bod" Owens continues his education with the help of the ghostly graveyard residents, but soon experiences growing pains as he interacts more and more with the outside world of the living. His guardian Silas enrolls Bod in a human school, where the boy's sense of right and wrong battles against his instincts to remain forgettable to his classmates and teachers. In the following segment—the most action-packed and thought-provoking—Bod is reunited not only with his childhood friend Scarlett but also with the murderous Jack, responsible for his family's deaths. Now a teen, the protagonist grapples with feelings of revenge, honor, and even puppy love, all leading up to the work's climax. A bittersweet and hopeful conclusion will tug at the hearts of readers and followers of Gaiman and Russell's work. This volume's art style and pacing is more cohesive and even than the first, perhaps due to the longer chapters and the variety in settings. Underlying messianic themes and the striking juxtaposition of the evil clan of human assassins and the benevolent band of noble monsters begs classroom discussion. Essential reading for fans of Gaiman's original and those who enjoyed the first entry.—Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062194848
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 108,964
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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