Coraline by Neil Gaiman
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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.

 

About Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman is the author of many highly acclaimed and award-winning books for children and adults, including the New York Times #1 bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book and the bestselling Coraline, Stardust, and Odd and the Frost Giants. He is also the author of the picture books Blueberry Girl and Instructions, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy Hair, illustrated by Dave McKean; and The Dangerous Alphabet, illustrated by Gris Grimly. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.
 
Published June 24, 2008 by HarperCollins. 192 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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The Guardian

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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.

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The Guardian

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman Find this on the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Coraline is the kind of girl who, when told to stay away from the old well ...

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BC Books

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(If this were a DVD I guess we'd refer to them as special features – even books make concessions to the modern era.) Continued on the next page Page 1 — Page 2 — Page 3 — Page 4

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AV Club

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So why didn't The Nightmare Before Christmas's massive cult following spark a similar flood of morbidly funny stop-motion movies, all grabbing after that phat Nightmare loot?

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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, and—among many other things—a ghost story with a traditional cautionary fairy tale in the latter.

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The Telegraph

Selick praises an "astonishing" young British animator, Suzie Templeton, whose short film Peter and the Wolf won an Oscar in 2008.

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Christian Science Monitor

Coraline, the bored young girl at the center of Neil Gaiman's beautifully spooky tale, Coraline, proves no exception.

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Pajiba

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.

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SF Site

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.

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Common Sense Media

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.

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KidsReads

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 » |

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One of the joys of being a teacher is that I get to read books to my kids.

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Strange Horizons

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.

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Graphic Novel Reporter

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.

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