Jan 27, 2009 (Talk of the Nation) — Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman is on a roll. He just received a Newbery Medal for his story, The Graveyard Book
, about an unusual boy named Bod who's raised by ghosts and werewolves. Also, his novella Coraline
has been made into a film that comes out in February.
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Neil Gaiman has a loyal following among fans of science fiction and fantasy — he is known for his sophisticated mythologies and sinister milieus. But on Monday, Gaiman was recognized for capturing the imaginations of young readers.
His most recent offering, The Graveyard Book, was awarded the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious American honor in children's literature.
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