The graveyard book
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK is the story of young Nobody Owens. As his family was being murdered by a mysterious man named Jack, little Bod escaped to the graveyard up the hill where he found protection from the ghosts who lived there. Given his odd name by his adoptive parents and looked after by Silas, a creature able to move between the world of the living and the world of the dead, Bod was safe within the graveyard gates and received a education of sorts. But the borders of the graveyard were permeable enough to allow strange and intriguing encounters, including with a little girl named Scarlett, an ancient guardian spirit called the Sleer and ghouls who take Bod to their own dangerous realm.