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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
Neil Gaiman has penned a wonderful tale in Coraline.
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.
The story moved at a good pace and although character development was nonexistent, I felt that the story line and quick pace compensated for that lack.
Neil Gaiman, unparalleled as a writer in my opinion. Marvelous piece of writing. Writing for children can be tough.Published 3 days ago by R. Rhyne
This was my first Neil Gaiman book and oh my gosh, I loved it. It was so much better than the movie (the movie was spectacular so that is saying something. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Danielle Green
I saw the movie first. The book is different and not as exciting. But of course, it's always recommended you read the book first right?Published 13 days ago by Bev.
This is a great book. My daughter, who doesn't care too much for reading loved it.Published 13 days ago by Irene Soborowski
A great adventure full of imagination, spunk and cunning. I wonder if perhaps fear is best approached by recognizing what is real and what isn't.Published 18 days ago by Spencer Iascone
Very imaginative and entertaining. A fun book to read along with a young person.Published 24 days ago by sid