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Coraline Graphic Novel Hardcover – June 24, 2008
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And while some books are drained of their magic and mystery by being turned into graphic novels, "Coraline: The Graphic Novel" doesn't suffer from that problem. It's a haunting little dark fairy tale full of decayed apartments, dancing rats and eerie soulless doppelgangers, and P. Craig Russell graces Gaiman's story with lifelike, eerie illustrations.
Newly moved into an aged apartment, Coraline (not "Caroline" is bored. Her parents are too busy to do anything with her, and her neighbors are either insane or boring.
It's the sort of relentlessly dull world that any little girl would want to escape from -- until Coraline does. She encounters a formerly bricked-up door that leads into an apartment in another world, which looks eerily like her own. In fact, it's so similar that she has a taloned, button-eyed "other mother" and matching "other father," as well as a chorus of singing, dancing rats and magical toys.
At first Coraline is fascinated by the other world, especially since her other parents are very attentive. Then she finds her real parents sealed inside a mirror. With the help of a sarcastic cat, Coraline ventures back into the other world. But with her parents and a trio of dead children held hostage, Coraline's only hope is to gamble with her own freedom -- and she'll be trapped forever if she fails.
Neil Gaiman's writing is some of the most vivid and evocative that you'll find in literature, full of nightmarish details and creepy characters.Read more ›
But it's only a bricked-up passageway sometimes......
Other times, it leads to a bizarre mirror-image of her new home, complete with "Others".. ...perfect duplicates of her real parents and neighbors....except for the long, sharp fingernails, and the black buttons sewn in place of their eyes......And they don't want Coraline to leave. They want her to stay with them, forever......Forever and ever and ever.
CORALINE is the new graphic novel adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, adapted and illustrated by the legendary P. Craig Russell. Russell has collaborated with Gaiman on four other projects before CORALINE, and his art is a perfect fit for this story. He can do mundane details of everyday life every bit as well as he can portray the more fantastic elements of the often-disturbing tale. The thing that struck me most while reading the book was how much Coraline herself looks like a real little girl. As an avid comic-book fan, I can tell you with some degree of certainty that 99% of comic artists can't draw a realistic-looking child to save their life. They usually look like shrunken adults, or oddly-formed midgets. Coraline not only looks right, but Russel also gives her all the quirks and tics a restless young girl would have in real-life. Just check out page 49, where Coraline is standing on one leg, holding the other leg up behind her....Brilliant little touches like that are everywhere, and the story is much richer for them.Read more ›
Graphics are creepy and disturbing and perfect for the story.
This book may be way too scary, suspenseful, and/or intense for some children. Parents should pre-read.
Maybe also try "The Ghosts" by Antonia Barber or "The Children of Green Knowe" by L. M. Boston -- neither one is as terrifying as Coraline.
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it was a bit dark but not considered violent, just a bit gross pictures but that's pretty much it, though the story line was greatPublished 2 months ago by Patricia Schmidt
Bought this to accompany the movie as a gift, and the recipients loved it. I would've bought the actual novel but one of the children were too young for that kind of reading so... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laura Velarde
This was my first Coraline experience. I didn't see the movie or read the novella. That being said, the story was wonderful and reminiscent of Alice In Wonderland. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I seen the 'animated' version of this, borrowed from the library at my kids' request. I was not a big fan of that version, but I rather like the Neil Gaiman books I've read in the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by E Talamante
I purchased this book in preparation for cosplaying as Coraline (yup, I’m a dork). It’s creepy, beautiful, and haunting—all things I rather enjoy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Laura R.