The Graveyard Book (2008)
Neil Gaiman (Author), Dave McKean (Illustrator)
The Cryptkeeper says:
On the night his family is murdered in their sleep, Nobody Owens (Bod for short) wanders into the neighborhood graveyard and is subsequently adopted by the ghostly denizens who live there. A toddler upon his arrival, Bod comes of age as the graveyard's only living resident. He is surrounded by a cast of caring and eccentric spirits who must protect him from the world beyond the graveyard gates, and from the man who killed his family -- and continues to hunt for Bod.
Neil Gaiman weaves a tale in such a way that he transports me back to a state of childhood wonderment when being transfixed by a story seemed so much easier and so much more pleasurable. Fans of Gaiman's Coraline will not be disappointed with The Graveyard Book, an enchanted modern fairytale that will delight (and frighten) you. Highly recommended. Watch the book trailer now! Narrated by Neil Gaiman.
Check out the horror blog's previous post: Neil Gaiman's Coraline: a fearsome fairytale