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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.
A fabulous tale, both whimsical and dark. One of my very favorite books, for both its rich characters, deep story, and wonderful life lessons about happiness, love, and life. Read morePublished 3 days ago by StephenHeberRushton
Good for children and adults easy read and short, so if you have any doubts read it yourself. Was definitely a good time.Published 11 days ago by McEmployee
Meant for a younger aduience, but I don't care! It's a great little book to read, if you're craving a short book. I read to this to my baby, and even she was entertained!Published 12 days ago by Aubrey Braddock
Please be aware if you are buying this edition in spanish that it is an adaptation, not the novel!Published 13 days ago by Bryan Martin Firvida
I read this book alone in the upstairs of a very creepy, very old farmhouse in the mountains with coyotes howling in the woods just outside, and mothbally smells, and creaky noises... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Julie
Until I read "The Ocean at the End of the Lane", I had never read any of Neil Gaiman's books. I know, I am embarrassed to even admit that. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Really enjoyed the book. keeps to the dark writing of Gaiman .Published 15 days ago by Kathryn Rasser
Apparently Gaiman's first intermediate children's fiction book. It wasn't very good in my opinion, but then again so far with all the chances I've given Gaiman, his Sandman books... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Swankivy