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The Resource The Gravedigger's son, Patrick Moody ; illustrated by Graham Carter

The Gravedigger's son, Patrick Moody ; illustrated by Graham Carter

Label
The Gravedigger's son
Title
The Gravedigger's son
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Moody ; illustrated by Graham Carter
Title variation
Gravediggers son
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although he yearns to be a Healer, Ian Fossor must follow family tradition and help the spirits of the dead find peace in the Beyond, but when Weavers threaten he finds his rightful place
Storyline
Pace
Review
The son of a cemetery's keeper has his work cut out for him by a vengeful witch who raises all the local dead at once—and threatens worse. The whole episode turns out to be a family quarrel writ large. The latest in a 1,000-year line of Gravediggers tasked not only with interring the dead, but dealing with any last requests their restless spirits might have, 11-year-old Ian would rather be studying herbal medicine than learning the family trade. Tricked into venturing down the forbidden Pumpkin Trail—a dark woodland path lined with jack-o'-lanterns—he falls into the clutches of three not entirely unfriendly young witches (called Weavers) and their sinister grandmother Dehlia. With help from Bertrum, his fierce if somewhat raggedy zombie guard/tutor (a scene stealer if ever there was one), Ian escapes…but not before giving up a smoking potion of blood and bone to Dehlia that raises thousands of bewildered corpses in the cemetery. Luckily, Ian has many generations of predecessors to call on to help re-lay the dead, and Dehlia needs only doses of empathy from him and his long-dead mother, a Weaver herself, to give over her scheme. Aside from the olive- or dark-skinned Weavers, the cast presents as white, and Carter follows suit in occasional mildly gothic illustrations. The boneyard's a busy place in this debut, but the dead and undead are less terrifying than those in Joseph Delaney's Revenge of the Witch (2005). (Fantasy. 10-13)(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10577209
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moody, Patrick
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carter, Graham
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dead
  • Duty
  • Supernatural
  • Cemeteries
  • Healers
  • Future life
  • Dead
  • Duty
  • Cemeteries
  • Healers
  • Future life
  • Cemeteries
  • Dead
  • Duty
  • Future life
  • Healers
  • Paranormal fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Gravedigger's son, Patrick Moody ; illustrated by Graham Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1886979
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781510710733
Lccn
2017027107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781510710733
  • (OCoLC)1001363815
Label
The Gravedigger's son, Patrick Moody ; illustrated by Graham Carter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1886979
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781510710733
Lccn
2017027107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781510710733
  • (OCoLC)1001363815

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