"A toddler narrowly escapes the murderer who has killed his family by wiggling out of his crib and meandering down the dark night street into the graveyard where he is protected by--and accepted by--the ghosts of people buried there. This collection of stories concerns the boyhood of Nobody Owens, adopted by ghosts and educated in the ways of the world (this world and the next world) by good people who just happen to be dead. Only Neil Gaiman would have twisted Kipling's Mowgli stories into this wondrous tale of death and life. Though the tales are dark, there is plenty of light. Each chapter stands alone (several have been published elsewhere as short stories), and yet the entire tale flows beautifully as Bod grows from a child with the Freedom of the Graveyard into a young man yearning to be surrounded by people who breathe."