Bradley Stoke Community School

The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman



 Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a perfectly normal boy. Well, he would be perfectly normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the world of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard: the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer; a gravestone entrance to a desert that leads to the city of ghouls; friendship with a witch, and so much more.



A graveyard in Britain.


Friendship; Community; Identity; Coming of Age


 Children’s fantasy

Educational Aspects


  • Introduction into gothic literature
  • Ideas surrounding the importance of community
  • Character development