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(John Sellers, Publisher’s Weekly, Aug. 25)

“Though Neil Gaiman has been plenty busy in the years since his 2002 Coraline, The Graveyard Book is his first full-length middle-grade novel since that title.  In it, a toddler-whose family has been murdered-finds his way to a graveyard, where he is raised by ghosts, werewolves and other phantasms.  Kate Jackson, editor-in-chief at HarperCollins say, “Neil has a passionate fan base.  They hang on everything he does.”  The novel arrives with a 250,000-copy first printing.”