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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.
Young Coraline discovers a secret door to a house that’s identical to hers—or is it? In this house, her other mother and her other father want Coraline to stay forever. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Steven
I really enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of the movie and heard about a book, which was made before the movie and how it was really scary. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amanda
Book arrived very early. I loved this book as a child and was excited that it arrived earlier than projected.Published 13 days ago by Dana Bulla
You know how a book will sometimes scream out to be read for years, and you just never get to it? Even when it is from an author both critically acclaimed, and personally beloved? Read morePublished 14 days ago by Peter Millane
I read this late one night, and it was scary as heck! I couldn't sleep well, but anyhow a good story. I've not seen the movie based on this.Published 15 days ago by Nostalgic Reader
I bought this book brand new, but the front of this book was wrinkled and bent as though it was used. I am upset because I spent extra money to get a brand new book.Published 16 days ago by Candace Carder
A precarious balance between creepy and whimsical, Coraline had me engrossed almost from the first page. I read it in one afternoon without breaking away. Read morePublished 16 days ago by ReBecca
A creepy story with some surprisingly moving themes... bravery, courage, self-reliance...
I'd recommend it really to anyone looking for a short book worth the reading.
Yes this is a children's book, and I'm 38 years old, but I loved it. It was so creative and interesting. I'm ready to see the movie now.Published 23 days ago by Frank A. Oesterheld