This is an author you want to check out. He’s kooky and entertaining; a brilliant writer with a diversified career (kids books, adult novels, screenplays for tv and film and graphic novels). He wrote “Coraline” which was recently made into a movie – those of you with kids will recognize it.
I first came across his work when a friend recommended “The Graveyard Book” as something my son might enjoy. It’s about a boy, Nobody Owens, who is raised in a graveyard by ghosts. You can check it out online – he reads the entire book, one chapter at a time, at each of his book signings.
Here’s Neil Gaiman wondering why he never became a dental hygenist: