Teaser Tuesday is courtesy of Miz B’s Should Be Reading Blog. Each Tuesday I will post a snippet from a book I’m reading, or just finished reading. The name and author of the book as well a brief synopsis of the book is included.
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman
It takes a graveyard to raise a child.
Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family.
“I’ll do no such thing, with Owens and me having a lovely little tomb over by the daffodil patch. Plenty of room in there for a little one. Anyway,” she added, concerned that Silas might think she was rejecting his hospitality, “I wouldn’t want the lad disturbing you.”
The boy was done with his banana. What he had not eaten was now smeared over himself. He beamed, messy and apple-cheeked.
“Narna,” he said, happily.
“What a clever little thing he is,” said Mrs. Owens. “And such a mess he’s made! Why, attend, you little wiggler…” and she picked the lumps of banana from his clothes and hair. And then, “What do you think they’ll decide?”
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I apologize for the lateness of today’s post. My dog, Brandy, has been sick and this past weekend was very difficult for her and me. Yesterday, I made the decision to put her to sleep and so I’ve been completely oblivious to the passing of time. This post is dedicated to Brandy.