The original hardcover edition of a perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place--he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings--such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.
Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association's "Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book," a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.
Small 4to, 246 pgs. Full bound red cloth with bright pictorial paper label on front board, black stamped title, picture of Handy Mandy, and "fancy" publisher's imprint on spine. Black and white pictorial endpapers, black and white illustrations throughout (first edition printed without color plates). Sixteen-page gatherings. Some light rubbing to paper label, colors wonderfully bright, some dust soil and one tiny tear to cloth on rear board, spine slightly sunned. Binding solid, interior very clean throughout.
4to, unpaginated. Stated first. Boards lightly dust soiled, text is clean throughout. Previous owner's name is scribbled out on top corner of front free endpaper. DJ is sunned and soiled with two 3'' closed tears on front panel, small chip on top edge and small tears along edges. DJ does still have the original price on front flap.
It's the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part saga of a young wizard's coming of age. The thickest. The juiciest yet. Harry Potter turns fourteen. But will all his friends? Rumors have persisted that one of the characters may not see the conclusion of this novel, something the author has refused either to confirm or deny. But we who love Ron, Hermione, Hagrid...even pitiful Neville Longbottom...wait anxiously to see if they will make it through safely. No one's fate is certain when Volde -- excuse me -- He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is part of the picture.
What is certain is that a novel of excruciating suspense awaits, leavened by J. K. Rowling's inimitable sense of humor and the burgeoning details of her magical world. Whether it's taking a front-row seat at the International Quidditch World Cup, or meeting the new Defense-Against-the-Dark-Arts teacher, or finding out if Harry really does start a romance with Cho Chang, fans of the history-making boy-wizard will find their thirst for Hogwarts adventure slaked deliciously...at least for a little while
Rare Jell-O promotional booklet. Bound in full color paper wraps, with full page color plates including one double page plate. Some rubbing to paper at spine, light chipping at spine ends and corner tips, 1/4'' closed tear at head of front panel, previous owner's name in ink on front panel. A nice copy of this rare little book.
Sm 4to, 289pgs. Full bound in black cloth with gilt titling on spine and an illustrated title paper-label on front cover. Solid binding and the interior is clean. Includes several full-plate illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. The deckle edges have some dust soiling and two small dark spots on the head. The cloth is faintly discolored on spine and shows some wear, fraying and chipping at extremities. Paper label is mildly rubbed and corner tips are slightly bumped. A beautiful collectible copy.
8vo, 210pgs. Full bound in green cloth w/ black titling on front cover and spine. Book is solid and the interior is remarkably clean. Book is beautifully illustrated by William Siegel. There is a library stamp on title page and 2 other pages. No other marks. Text block is faintly toned w/ a green colored top edge. This copy has a cream dustjacket w/ 2 bright illustrations by Siegel and black and green titling. DJ spine is tanned and the black titling is bright though the green is faded. Spine ends/joints show mild chipping and are slightly worn. DJ has general rubbing and scuff marks in few spots. Excellent copy w/ DJ.