The Graveyard Book

Gaiman N.

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ISBN: 978-0-7475-9862-6
Внешнее покрытие издания: в обл,
Язык текста: англ.
Фамилия автора в заголовке: Gaiman
Инициалы автора (личного имени (имен)): N.
Код отношений (роль соавтора в издании): 070 Автор
Основное заглавие: The Graveyard Book
Первые сведения об ответственности: N. Gaiman
Последующие сведения об ответственности: Ill. D. McKean
Место издания: London
Издатель: Bloomsbury
Дата издания: 2010
Объем издания (количество страниц): 320
Другие уточнения физических характеристик: il.
Высота, см.: 20
Определитель УДК: -3=021
Полная форма имени (имен) и отчества: Neil
Индекс УДК: 821.111
Статус записи (Тип информации): В наличии
Ширина, см: 12,5
Толщина, см: 2
Вес в граммах: 220
Артикул: 1991972

Описание

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