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A temető könyve by Neil Gaiman
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A temető könyve (original 2008; edition 2010)

by Neil Gaiman, Zoltán Pék (Translator)

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Member:TheCrow2
Title:A temető könyve
Authors:Neil Gaiman
Other authors:Zoltán Pék (Translator)
Info:Agave
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:regény, novel

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2008)

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FAN, suspense, murder, graveyard, ghosts
  prichter | Jul 26, 2015 |
Summary:
This is an interesting book that follows a child named nobody whose family is killed. He is then raise by a family of ghost in a graveyard and eventually meet the man that killed his family, and he attempts to kill him.
Personal Reaction:
I was surprised at the fact that this book was a page turner for me. It is entertaining for all ages. It is not a book that I would recommend for young children, though I think that would be something to be determined due to the individual child's ability.
classroom Extension Ideas: I would find it hard to use this book in the classroom. Many parents may not approve. ( )
  JamesA.Wilson | Jul 23, 2015 |
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly what we hope a Newbery Award winner will be. Awesome. Don't be deceived into thinking that you can't read this book if you are an adult (simply because it won a children's book award). There is nothing childish about it. It will delight children, and it will delight adults. ( )
  Phyllis.Mann | Jul 13, 2015 |
I really did not like this book at all. This book is right up my alley and I thought that I would love it. However, I found the story to be really confusing. In my opinion, the story was packed with plot point after plot point that made the story very convoluted. I found the descriptions to be underwhelming and lacking the detail that paints pictures in the readers minds. While I really liked the idea for the story, I was more than disappointed with how it was executed. ( )
  alaina.loescher | Jul 8, 2015 |
Amazing! I loved it! :) it's a must read for everyone ( )
  Diamond.Dee. | Jul 3, 2015 |
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Gaiman writes with charm and humor, and again he has a real winner.
added by lampbane | editVOYA, Rayna Patton (Jul 24, 2009)
 
Gaiman's narratives tend toward the episodic, and there are chapters of The Graveyard Book that could stand alone as discrete short stories. All the better for reading at bedtime, though, and what's lost in forward momentum is more than made up for by the outrageous riches of Gaiman's imagination
added by timspalding | editGuardian, Patrick Ness (Oct 25, 2008)
 
Like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet and very satisfying.
 
This is fine work, from beginning to end, and the best bedtime story read-aloud material I've encountered in a long time. Can't wait until my daughter's old enough to read this to.
added by lampbane | editBoing Boing, Cory Doctorow (Oct 10, 2008)
 
When the chilling moments do come, they are as genuinely frightening as only Gaiman can make them, and redeem any shortcomings.
added by lampbane | editPublishers Weekly, Reed Business Information
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Neil Gaimanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Iacobaci, GiuseppeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKean, DaveIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parpola, InkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Plouhinec, Valérie LeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riddell, ChrisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
Rattle his bones
Over the stones
It's only a pauper
Who nobody owns


-- Traditional Nursery Rhyme
Dedication
First words
There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.
Quotations
Fortinbras Bartleby, ten years old when he had died (of consumption, he had told Bod, who had mistakenly believed for several years that Fortinbras had been eaten by lions or bears, and was extremely disappointed to learn it was merely a disease), now apologized to Bod.
“You’re always you, and that doesn’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Nehemiah Trot said, “Ah, list to me, young Leander, young Hero, young Alexander. If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”
“And for that reason, if for no other, it is vital that the child be raised with as little disruption as possible to the, if you’ll forgive the expression, the life of the graveyard.”
"It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you." p. 104
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060530928, Hardcover)

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 graveyard's ghostly residents adopt him, name him Nobody ("Bod"), and allow him to live in their tomb. Taking inspiration from Kipling’s 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 Bod's progress as he grows from baby to teen, learning life’s lessons amid a cadre of the long-dead, ghouls, witches, intermittent human interlopers. A pallid, nocturnal guardian named Silas ensures that Bod receives food, books, and anything else he might need from the human world. Whenever the boy strays from his usual play among the headstones, he finds new dangers, learns his limitations and strengths, and acquires the skills he needs to survive within the confines of the graveyard and in wider world beyond. (ages 10 and up) -–Heidi Broadhead

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:56 -0400)

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Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

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