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What's on the other side of the door? A distorted-mirror world, containing presumably everything Coraline has ever dreamed of... people who pronounce her name correctly (not "Caroline"), delicious meals (not like her father's overblown "recipes"), an unusually pink and green bedroom (not like her dull one), and plenty of horrible (very un-boring) marvels, like a man made out of live rats. The creepiest part, however, is her mirrored parents, her "other mother" and her "other father"--people who look just like her own parents, but with big, shiny, black button eyes, paper-white skin... and a keen desire to keep her on their side of the door. To make creepy creepier, Coraline has been illustrated masterfully in scritchy, terrifying ink drawings by British mixed-media artist and Sandman cover illustrator Dave McKean. This delightful, funny, haunting, scary as heck, fairy-tale novel is about as fine as they come. Highly recommended. (Ages 11 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The story, Coraline, which was written by Neil Gaiman, is a very suspenseful, haunting book.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman is a great book, which can be enjoyed by children and adults, however, I would only recommend it to kids who aren't too easily scared.
During one of her expeditions, Coraline discovers a door which when opened leads to another house --- a house just like the one she and her family live in.
This is apparently considered somewhat of a classic but I think that Neil Gaiman has done so much better. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Davunt
Different from the movie. A very good story for children and parents alike.Published 8 days ago by Chenille Gil
Giving this to my daughter for Christmas, hope she likes it. The movie was great.Published 8 days ago by CBoldish
'Then Coraline dreamed a few commercials and after that she dreamed of nothing at all.' This novel is Alice in Wonderland for the twenty first century. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Nina Bhadreshwar
What do you say about a Neil Gaiman story? It is fantastic - in both senses of the word. I like this version, with the notes about when he was writing it.Published 19 days ago by BH
Coraline was released in 2001. I never saw the movie, never picked up the book. I'm an enormous Neil Gaiman fan, but somehow I continually passed this book by. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Rachel Haas
Fun story that is geared more towards children than his other books, although I still enjoyed it. It's like an "Alice in Wonderland" meets "Nightmare Before... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Adam Rodgers