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Coraline - Neil Gaiman

Coraline

By: Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2003
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
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In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it's different....

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of many highly acclaimed and award-winning books for children and adults, including the New York Times #1 bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and the bestselling Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. He is also the author of the picture books Blueberry Girl and Instructions, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.

"A magnificently creepy story.for stouthearted kids who love a brush with the sinister, Coraline is spot on." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "A truly creepy tale. Beware those button eyes!" -- Family Fun Magazine By turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply. --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review A magnificently creepy story for stouthearted kids who love a brush with the sinister, Coraline is spot on. --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love."--Diana Wynne Jones "By turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful...can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply."--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing."--Philip Pullman, The Guardian "So wonderfully whimsical that readers of all ages will hungrily devour itCoraline is destined to become a classic.--Globe and Mail (Toronto) "A deliciously scary book that we loved reading together as a family."--Orson Scott Card "Chilly, finely-wrought prose, a truly weird setting and a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears."--Times Educational Supplement "Gaiman's tale is inventive, scary, thrilling and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them."--Washington Post Book World "It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece."--Terry Pratchett "A magnificently creepy story...for stouthearted kids who love a brush with the sinister, Coraline is spot on."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think. "--Christian Science Monitor "Gaiman's pacing is superb, and he steers the tension of the tale with a deft and practiced narrative touch."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books " Walk through the door and you'll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil."--USA Today "A truly creepy tale. Beware those button eyes!"--Family Fun Magazine "A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings...Well done."--New York Times Book Review "A magnificently creepy story...Coraline is spot on."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful...can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply."--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Gaiman s tale is inventive, scary, thrilling and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them. --Washington Post Book World" Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply. --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review" A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings Well done. --New York Times Book Review" A magnificently creepy story Coraline is spot on. --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review" Gaiman s pacing is superb, and he steers the tension of the tale with a deft and practiced narrative touch. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing. --Philip Pullman, The Guardian" The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love. --Diana Wynne Jones" It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece. --Terry Pratchett" An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)" Walk through the door and you ll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil. --USA Today" So wonderfully whimsical that readers of all ages will hungrily devour itCoraline is destined to become a classic.--Globe and Mail (Toronto)" Chilly, finely-wrought prose, a truly weird setting and a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears. --Times Educational Supplement" A deliciously scary book that we loved reading together as a family. --Orson Scott Card" Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think. --Christian Science Monitor" A truly creepy tale. Beware those button eyes! --Family Fun Magazine" "An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

ISBN: 9780380807345
ISBN-10: 0380807343
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.14