Questions tagged [the-graveyard-book]

Children's fantasy novel written in 2008 by Neil Gaiman. Loosely inspired by Kipling's The Jungle Book but taking a darker spin, Nobody Owens (Bod to friends) is raised in a graveyard by a foster family of ghosts and other creatures, who teach him shadowy paths and protect him from the murderer that killed his family.

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Why did Bod's ability to see ghosts fade as he got older?

At a young age, Nobody Owens was given the Freedom of the Graveyard, which gave him the ability to pass through solid objects, talk to the ghosts that lived in the graveyard, etc. He makes good use of ...
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Does Elizabeth Hempstock have a Jungle Book parallel

The Graveyard Book is an parallel to The Jungle Book. Many of the Major characters have a direct parallel. For example: Bod : Mowgli Silas : Bagheera Miss Lupescu : Baloo The Owens : Mother/Father ...
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Any reference for The Lady on the Grey?

In Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, the Lady on the Grey makes two brief but striking appearances. To quote from the first one: A huge white horse, of the kind that the people who know horses ...
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Who or what was Silas from “The Graveyard Book”?

Having read "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman recently did make me wonder who or what was Silas' beside the obvious - Nobody's guardian.