This is a great book that so many of my eighth grade students loved. I’m on a big Neil Gaiman kick lately, just finished American Gods, and I love how his young adult work connect to the same themes in his adult books. This trailer also helps students to see the author speak on behalf of his own book. The book contains a mix of exciting characters such as aliens, pirates, dinosaurs and wumpires, also a never-adequately-explained-bowl-of-piranhas, not to mention a Volcano God. Gaiman mixes fantasy with important essential questions that jog young adult imaginations. It also creates amazing class discussion and debate.