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Coraline : The Graphic Novel - Neil Gaiman


The Graphic Novel

By: Neil Gaiman, P Craig Russell (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 7th July 2008
ISBN: 9780747594062
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old

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A brilliant graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's critically acclaimed novel for young people. When Coraline moves to a new home, she is fascinated by the fact that the 'house' is really only half a house - it was divided into flats years before. And it soon becomes clear to Coraline that the other flat is not quite as cosy and safe as her own.

Coraline is not the kind of girl to be put off by a sign of danger read in some tea-leaves or indeed a message sent to her by some very talented mice! No, she is the kind of girl who faces a challenge with bravery, intelligence and a lot of determination. Which is just as well because she is going to need all those skills, and more, in this wonderful, spooky tale of a girl caught on the wrong side of a door, with counterfeit parents who have buttons for eyes and who clearly do not intend to set her free.

'Rise to your feet and applaud: 'Coraline' is the real thing' - Philip Pullman

About The Author

Neil Gaiman is the best-selling author of many multi-award winning books for both adults and children. Coraline is currently being made in to a film, with release scheduled for Autumn 2008. Stardust the movie based on Neil's best selling graphic novel series releases in the autumn of 2007. Neil lives in America and travels the world extensively promoting his books. P. Craig Russell has produced comic books, illustrations and graphic novels for thirty-five years. Coraline is his fifth collaboration with Neil Gaiman.

Industry Reviews

'I think this book will nudge ALICE IN WONDERLAND out of its niche at last. It is the most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love' Diana Wynne Jones 'This book will send a shiver down your spine, out through your shoes and into a taxi to the airport. It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece. And you will never think about buttons in quite the same way again' Terry Pratchett

ISBN: 9780747594062
ISBN-10: 0747594066
Audience: BCH
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th July 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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Neil Gaiman

About the Author

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman, born 10 November 1960, is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

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