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The Graveyard Book - Chapter 1, How Nobody Came to the Cemetery Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, How Nobody Came to the Cemetery Summary

Neil Gaiman is an award winning writer who is well known for both his graphic novels and award winning children's books. This novel is set in Gaiman's native England.

The man Jack comes into a house in the middle of the night and kills a mother, father, and daughter. When the man Jack goes to kill the eighteen-month-old baby, he discovers the baby has slipped out of his crib and walked up the hill to a small, ancient graveyard. In the cemetery, a pale woman finds the small, living child. The woman's husband tries to make her leave the child alone, but his wife will not listen. When they notice the man Jack trying to get into the cemetery, another spirit comes into the cemetery. This spirit, a young woman, begs...

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