The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean
Definitely fun for all ages. Some parts made me tear up a bit, but laughing out loud made up for it. A lot of times passes during the course of the book but it is done without any confusion. The story line is detailed but easy to follow. Nobody Owens is an orphan adopted by ghosts and living in a graveyard, but in many ways he is much like any other boy. An enchanting world that is hard to put down. Dave McKean’s illustrations are simply fantastic perfectly suited the text and never overwhelming. Bah, this is one of those ones that I like so much it is hard to put together something coherent about why I like it.
Newbery Winner 2009