"Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house . . ."
The door once led to a room, but when the old house was converted into flats the doorway was bricked up. That is, until the day a curious little girl named Coraline sneaks the key from her distracted mother, opens the door...and enters an alternate universe, where dogs eat nothing but chocolate, cats can talk, and she is greeted enthusiastically by her Other Parents.
Her Other Mother looks quite a bit like her own motherexcept for the long spindly fingers and shiny black button eyesbut it's her disposition that is most remarkable. Where her real mother always seemed too busy for Coraline, her Other Mother is attentive and affectionate. She cooks delicious meals, showers the little girl with praise, and asks Coraline to stay with her forever.
But Coraline misses her real parentstiresome as they sometimes areand insists on returning to the real world. There, she finds her parents trapped in the hallway mirror, victims of her Other Mother's evil spell. Now she must take a dangerous journey back into the other world...or risk never seeing her parents again!
This anniversary edition features a new foreword by the Neil Gaiman, a reader's guide, an author Q&A, and an excerpt from The Graveyard Book.
This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus the following bonus content:
• Original Coraline manuscript pages
• Coraline's Many Houses: A Retrospective
• Video: The official Coraline Movie Trailer
• An excerpt from the Coraline Graphic Novel, adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell
• Audio: Coraline Graphic Novel Podcast
• Audio: An excerpt from the Coraline audiobook, read by Neil Gaiman
• Audio: Music from the Coraline audiobook, performed by the Gothic Archies
• Excerpts from other books by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean: The Graveyard Book, The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, Crazy Hair
• Coraline Foreign Edition Cover Gallery