When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle their teeth.
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 all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.
This beloved tale has now become a visual feast. Acclaimed artist P. CraigRussell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting nationally bestselling children's book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.
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“No, I am brave.” When Coraline realizes that her other mother has not only stolen her real parents but has also stolen the souls of other children before her, she resolves to free her parents and to find the lost souls by matching her wits against the not-mother.Jul 01 2002 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
Coraline by Neil Gaiman 171pp, Bloomsbury, £9.99 Neil Gaiman made his name as a writer of graphic novels, but he showed himself to be a skilful novelist of the text-only sort, too, with American Gods, an exceptionally original fantasy-horror story.Aug 31 2002 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
In two recent books, Murder Mysteries and Coraline, Gaiman works his usual alchemy, mixing a detective story with a creation myth in the former case, andamong many other thingsa ghost story with a traditional cautionary fairy tale in the latter.Aug 06 2002 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
Selick praises an "astonishing" young British animator, Suzie Templeton, whose short film Peter and the Wolf won an Oscar in 2008.May 14 2009 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
Coraline, the bored young girl at the center of Neil Gaiman's beautifully spooky tale, Coraline, proves no exception.Feb 08 2009 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
Many 3D flicks these days are scripted around the 3D gimmicks themselves, but, in contrast, Coraline is merely enhanced by its 3D touches, which makes everything feel quite comfortable and altogether natural, aside from a shiver-inducing sewing needle during the opening credits.Feb 07 2009 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
One day, Coraline opens the door again to discover the bricks are gone, and the flat on the other side isn't so empty after all.| Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
With the help of a cat that can talk in the mirror world, Coraline returns to rescue her parents -- as well as the souls of other children that she finds imprisoned in the world through the door -- from the fiendish Other Mother.Apr 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
Kids will enjoy the chills that run down their spines as they read this story and will be grateful that there is finally an author that refuses to patronize a young audience hungry for an absorbing horror tale.Reviewed by Lowell Putnam on May 1, 2004 Coralineby Neil Gaiman View all » |May 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
One of the joys of being a teacher is that I get to read books to my kids.| Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
She tries not to worry, making dinner for herself -- Coraline is a whiz with the microwave -- but her parents don't come back, and later, Coraline sees them trapped behind a mirror, obviously imprisoned by the other mother.Jul 01 2002 | Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
His Coraline is older than the movie version and not as seemingly innocent, but essentially the story is the same: Young Coraline and her parents move into a gigantic old house that has an apartment above and below.| Read Full Review of Coraline: The Graphic Novel
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