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Coraline Paperback – April 24, 2012
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“Gaiman’s tale is inventive, scary, thrilling and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them.” (Washington Post Book World)
“Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful…can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply.” (San Francisco Chronicle Book Review)
“A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done.” (New York Times Book Review)
“A magnificently creepy story…Coraline is spot on.” (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review)
“Gaiman’s pacing is superb, and he steers the tension of the tale with a deft and practiced narrative touch.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing.” (Philip Pullman, The Guardian)
“The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.” (Diana Wynne Jones)
“It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece.” (Terry Pratchett)
“An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
“ Walk through the door and you’ll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil.” (USA Today)
From the Back Cover
"Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house. . . ."
When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.
But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.
Celebrating ten years of Neil Gaiman's first modern classic for young readers, this edition is enriched with a brand-new foreword from the author, a reader's guide, and more.
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In this fascinating book, you will discover the true meaning of bravery, and you will experience horror, evil, and hope even in the darkest times. Join Coraline in her courageous attempts to free the souls that the Other Mother has trapped and take down the evil Other world.
-written by Josh Daniel, age 11
Frankly, I didn't know what to expect, but needed to read this for a book group discussion.
Young Coraline is indeed a very brave young heroine, empowered and very clever in the face of what the dangers are and lurk furtively in fairy tales! Young readers will find the adaptation to a two-dimensional situation easier to digest than an older, less flexible reader where the blurred realities are more burdensome.
"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
I expect that my children would have loved hearing me read this to them when they were younger...I mean when you can actually talk to a cat with attitude...how cool is that?
"What's your name,' Coraline asked the cat. 'Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?'
'Cats don't have names,' it said.
'No?' said Coraline.
'No,' said the cat. 'Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names."
Some reviewers have shelved this novella in their "horror" category, but that is not at all what I experienced!
I allowed my `inner child' to peek behind the mirror and fall through the "rabbit (rodent) hole!"
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I bought this book being A HUGE fan of the movie. It was a quick read, roughly 150 enthralling pages.
Mind. Blown.Read more