Neil Gaiman Image. Flavorwire.com. Web. March 18, 2016
The library has a good collection of short scary stories. For example:
In this Newberry Medal winning story, Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . .
"Twenty-three years ago, we lived in a little Sussex town in a tall house across the lane from a graveyard. We didn't have a garden, and our 18-month-old son loved riding a tricycle. If he tried riding in the house he would have died because there were stairs everywhere, so every day I would take him down our precipitous stairs, and he would ride his little tricycle round and round the gravestones. As I watched him happily toddling I would think about how incredibly at home he looked. I thought that I could do something like The Jungle Book with that same equation of boy, orphaned, growing up somewhere else, but I could do it in a graveyard. I had that idea when I was 24 years old. I sat down and tried writing it and thought, "This is a really good idea, and this isn't very good writing. I'm not good enough for this yet, and I will put it off until I'm better."
Parents: Want to read along too? We have downloaded "The Graveyard Book" onto our library Kindles. Stop by the MS/HS Library to borrow one and read along!
PARENT BOOK CLUB Meeting
Join us for coffee and a chat about "The Graveyard Book", Wednesday, April 20 @8am in the MS/HS library.
Join us for our OBOC CELEBRATION!
Everyone is welcome: Parents, Students and Teachers!
Wednesday, April 27 @ 6-7pm