9.01.2010

The Graveyard Book


This will be a quick little review. This was a cute story.  I can't remember which of my friends recommended this one for my trip, but I'm glad they did. A really quick read, a very light story.  I kind of think it would be a fun story to read with kids. It's definitely a story for kids, now doubt about that.  A fun little story about an orphaned baby who grows up in a graveyard, raised by the ghosts and some adventures he has. Two thumbs up from me.

Enjoy

5 comments:

ariel said...

my mom just read and liked this. when she described it, it sounded kind of disturbing! it's on my list, though!

Caroline said...

I found it more interesting at an adult level when you realize it's story from the Jungle Book retold.

Caprene said...

Really? I wonder why? Maybe because of the circumstances that bring him to live with the ghosts? I guess that could be seen as a bit disturbing.

ariel said...

Yeah isn't the baby's whole family dead? But it's a children's book, so probably not too disturbing. That's interesting to note that it's a retelling of the jungle book.

Caprene said...

I never thought of Mowgli's family being dead. Wow - where's my mind been when watching The Jungle Book? But makes sense, just being raised by ghosts instead of animals and the Jacks are like Shere Khan. I can see that.