Thursday, April 14, 2011

Recent Reads: Children's Book

From Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book,
"The voice in his head was something very old and very dry, like the scraping of a dead twig against the window of the chapel, and it seemed to Bod that there was more than one voice there, that they were talking in unison."
The metaphor above works on so many great levels; visceral, place and character appropriate, and vivid. The whole book works, a good children book is when adults and the kids enjoy something. Gaiman (of Coroline fame) definitely has the gift of a storyteller on multiple levels. Not only is his writing fine, but his characters and plots keeps the reader involved and wanting more. So if you are looking for a good mystery for your kids (I would say 4th -6th grade range), I highly recommend it.

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