We love reading at Rowner! Year 6 have started their new book this week – The Graveyard Book; they are thoroughly enjoying the read. This book is a deliciously dark masterwork by bestselling author Neil Gaiman, with illustrations by award-winning Dave McKean.

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. But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod’s family.

You may like to ask your child about the book. What do they think of Bod? What is his character like? Is he a likeable character or not?

If you want to get really stuck in you can purchase the book in hardcopy or as an audible book online.

13th October 2021