Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Graveyard Book

"...The next night, Silas appeared at the front of the Owenses' cozy tomb carrying three large books - two of them brightly colored alphabet books (A is for Apple, B is for Ball) and a copy of The Cat in the Hat. He also had paper and a packet of wax crayons. Then he walked Bod around the graveyard, placing the boy's small fingers on the newest and clearest of the headstones and the plaques, and taught Bod how to find the letters of the alphabet when they appeared, beginning with the sharp steeple of the capital A..." --The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

1 comment:

Mrs. F-B's Books Blog said...

I wasn't really that interested in this book before it won the award, but now that it did AND I read this little tidbit, I'm pretty excited about it. Thanks.