Thursday, June 27, 2013

Neil Gaiman Book Tour

Last night was an absolute treat! Neil Gaiman was in town for a reading and signing as he tours for his new book The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I've briefly blogged about my love for Mr. Gaiman in this post. This man is pretty amazing. I love that he write everything from books for adults, to young adults, to kids, and has written screenplays, graphic novels, and last night he mentioned he wants to write a musical! Not only does he write a variety of books he does all of it to perfection and he has the accolades to prove it.


He read from his new book (which is great - currently the #1 NY Times bestseller - go get a copy now!) and, even better, he read to us from his next children's book which comes out in September. He had the audience in stitches with it!

Witty, charming, gracious. If you haven't been introduced to Mr. Neil Gaiman yet just watch one of the many videos of him. May I suggest the following from a 2009 episode of The Colbert Report when he talks about his Newberry winner The Graveyard Book.




If you are a teacher and haven't read Neil Gaiman to your students you need to remedy this immediately. His picture books are especially wonderful for the upper grades.

 

                                 


Also check out this fun book - it's great for a read aloud!
  

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Neil Gaiman! His adult books are great also.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these titles. I hadn't heard of them. I am familiar with The Graveyard Book since it was a Sunshine State book a few years ago.

    Have a fabulous weekend,
    Georgiana
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