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Neil Gaiman wins Newbery Medal

The Graveyard BookCongratulations to Neil Gaiman, whose young adult fantasy novel The Graveyard Book has won the American Library Association's 2009 Newbery Medal.

"A child named Nobody, an assassin, a graveyard and the dead are the perfect combination in this deliciously creepy tale, which is sometimes humorous, sometimes haunting and sometimes surprising", commented the judges.

The book, which has a dedicated website - - will be reviewed in the Spring 2009 issue of The School Librarian.

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