Study Guide

The Graveyard Book Characters

By Neil Gaiman

Nobody "Bod" Owens

Bod is the most Goth kid you’ll ever meet – he lives in a graveyard and is raised by...

Silas

Silas is Bod’s guardian. He takes care of all of Bod’s basic needs, like food and...

Miss Lupescu

We first meet Miss Lupescu when Silas has to leave the graveyard for a while. She's the person...

Liza Hempstock

Liza is a witch who’s buried just outside of the graveyard in “unconsecrated...

Scarlett Amber Perkins

Scarlett only appears in two of the novel’s eight chapters, but she sure has an impact....

Jack Frost and the Jacks of All Trade

Jack Frost is The Graveyard Book’s arch-villain. He’s the guy who butchers...

The Sleer

When we say “Sleer” out loud we pronounce it “SSSSSSLEER” to really...

The Indigo Man

The Indigo Man appears in Chapter 2, when Bod and Scarlett visit the Sleer for the first time....

The Ghouls

The ghouls are the ickiest supernatural creatures in The Graveyard Book. Like many beings in the...

Mr. Owens and Mrs. Owens

Mr. and Mrs. Owens are Bod’s graveyard parents. Including the time they’ve been in...

The Lady on the Grey

The Lady on the Grey is another super-mysterious figure. She might be a personification of death...