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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.
I have a confession to make...I saw the movie Coraline when it came out, and I didn't even know there was a book. I know, I know. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Katherine Joyce
A total masterpiece. What is so wonderful about Gaiman's stories is not only are they fabulously creepy, but the writing is beautifully, richly descriptive. Read morePublished 8 days ago by David's Wife
This is a wonderful book.
I had seen the movie before, so I didn't expect getting so pleasantly surprised about the details of the story. Read more
The New York Times Book Review called this "one of the most frightening books ever written." Really? I don't think so. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Nolen
I truly enjoyed this movie. it certainly was scary, but I thought it had a message for children: Gifts from strangers can be dangerous. Know to back away quickly.Published 16 days ago by Julie W. Schopf
A dark, creepy children's tale by Neil Gaiman. Just finally got around to reading this, and even as an adult found this to be engaging and off putting. Read morePublished 16 days ago by H. Parker