Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, fantastic in scope and imagination, reads like a balanced collision of The Jungle Book meets Harry Potter. In this terrifying tale, a toddler climbs out of his crib, scoots down the stairs, and slips out the open front door, narrowly and unwittingly escaping the clutches of a murderer. The curious child makes his way to the graveyard where a ghostly couple adopts him, naming the boy Nobody Owens, Bod for short. Silas, a resident who can come and go from the graveyard, and interact with both the living and the dead, becomes the boy’s guardian. Bod is given the ‘Freedom of the Graveyard’, and taught how to ‘Slip’ through the shadows and ‘Fade’ from sight. He grows up surrounded by loving and supportive souls, who nurture his intelligence and curiosity. Along the way he befriends a young witch, erases the Indigo Man, and confronts the slithery Sleer. Brave Bod knows that as the lone survivor of a brutal massacre, he is only safe within the graveyard; but if he wants to find out who killed his family and why, Bod must leave the safety of the cemetery and learn to negotiate the land of the living. The Graveyard Book is a riveting read for readers of all ages, as Gaiman’s detailed and fantastical descriptions will retain a reader’s attention wholeheartedly.
Containing numerous literary activities such as worksheets and vocabulary games, this Student Workbook/Study Guide is integral to benefiting students with the skills they need to prepare for state standardized tests. Lesson plans can easily be organized from an array of reproducible exercises shaped to enhance critical thinking skills and analytical competency.This eBook is an entry in the BMI Level 1 Literature Guides series, comprised of the following titles: Al Capone Does My Shirts; The Cay; Chains; Copper Sun; The Giver; Holes; The Lightning Thief; The Watsons Go to Birmingham; Rules; No Talking; Flush; Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Graveyard Book; Al Capone Shines My Shoes; Three Cups of Tea; Esperanza Rising. All aforementioned eBook Literature Guides can be viewed by clicking on the ‘View All In Series’ button to the left.
Expressly created for middle school students, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will aid students by training them for more complex reading in the future. Chapter-by-chapter pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets allow students to become comfortable with the majority of literary devices, instilling a greater understanding and appreciation for literature. A novel synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a notable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 6, comprised of the following additional titles: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH; Old Yeller; The Westing Game; The Witch of Blackbird Pond; Jacob Have I Loved; The Secret Garden; Gentlehands; Nothing But the Truth; Freak, the Mighty; The Giver; Wringer; Holes; Hatchet; Number the Stars; The Egypt Game; The Devil's Arithmetic; Maniac Magee; Brian's Winter; The House of Dies Drear; Hoot; Walk Two Moons; The View from Saturday; The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963; Out of the Dust; Parrot in the Oven; Jason's Gold; Chasing Vermeer; The City of Ember; When My Name Was Keoko; Flush; The Graveyard Book; Small Steps; The Mysterious Benedict Society; When You Reach Me; The Hunger Games; Moon Over Manifest; Scat. All aforementioned Novel-Ties eBooks can be observed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.