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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.
I loved how the author draws you in, and it was almost impossible to put down! My class can not wait to hear what adventure Coraline will find herself in next!Published 15 hours ago by Lisa Orman
So exciting, wonderfully written. It's a wonderful story Neil Gaiman. I love this book so much. My mother enjoyed it as wellPublished 6 days ago by Rhiannon
Intriguing. Much better than the movie was. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age. Well done, author Gaiman.Published 6 days ago by Arthur G
Magical. In every sense of the word. It is heartening to have such a spunky heroine, with very real annoyances and preferences and fears in a horrifyingly... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Karthika Nair
An excellent film. Recommend it to anyone. Absolutely AMAZING stop action animation!Published 11 days ago by Capnar1n
This was a great novel. I have to admit that I saw the film first, but the novel is astounding.
I'd have to say that the film did the book justice. Read more
I like Neil Gaiman writing for children. He offers a perspective, a door that brings a "place" that children might not have ventured into with out his prompting and... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Joann
Great read. Purchased this with the movie. Arrived in good shape. Very pleased with purchase.Published 17 days ago by Brenda