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Coraline

By Neil Gaiman

Description

The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring....

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it's different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

Praises & Awards

Praise

USA Today

“You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the spell Gaiman casts in the suspenseful Coraline. Walk through the door and you’ll believe in love, magic and the power of good over evil.”

Lemony Snicket

“This book tells a fascinating and disturbing story that frightened me nearly to death.”

Washington Post Book World

“Inventine, scay, thrilling, and finally affirmative.”

Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials

“Rise to your feet and applaud: CORALINE is the real thing.”

Terry Pratchett

“This book will send a shiver down your spine, out through your shoes, and into a taxi to the airport. It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece.”

Diana Wynne Jones

“I think this book will nudge Alice in Wonderland out of its niche at last. It is the most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.”

Orson Scott Card

“A deliciously scary book. The magical elements are surprising and new, and the evil that she has to fight is disturbing in ways that matter.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An electifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons.”

Locus

“CORALINE may be Gaiman’s most disciplined and fully controlled novel to date, and it may even end up as something of a classic.”

Times Educational Supplement

“Chilly, finely wrought prose, a truly weird setting,a nd a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears.”

Washington Post Book World

“Gaiman’s tale is inventive, scary, thrilling and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them.”

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful…can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply.”

New York Times Book Review

“A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done.”

Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“A magnificently creepy story…Coraline is spot on.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Gaiman’s pacing is superb, and he steers the tension of the tale with a deft and practiced narrative touch.”

Philip Pullman, The Guardian

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing.”

Diana Wynne Jones

“The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.”

Terry Pratchett

“It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons.”

USA Today

“ Walk through the door and you’ll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil.”

Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“So wonderfully whimsical that readers of all ages will hungrily devour itCoraline is destined to become a classic.

Times Educational Supplement

“Chilly, finely-wrought prose, a truly weird setting and a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears.”

Orson Scott Card

“A deliciously scary book that we loved reading together as a family.”

Christian Science Monitor

“Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think. ”

Family Fun Magazine

“A truly creepy tale. Beware those button eyes!”

Awards

IRA/CBC Children's Choice

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Masterlist (Vermont)

Amazon.com Editors' Pick

Publishers Weekly Best Book

Hugo Award for Best Novella

Book Sense Pick

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing"

Bulletin Blue Ribbon (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)

Child Magazine Best Book

ALA Notable Children's Book

From Neil

How did you think up the name “Coraline”?

I was typing “Caroline” and it was coming out wrong. Larry Niven, the science fiction author, said in an essay that writers should treasure their typing mistakes. Once I typed it, I knew it was somebody’s name, and I wanted to know what happened to her. I recently discovered it was actually a real name, although it’s not been used much in English-speaking countries for a long time. And, at the turn of the century, it was a name for a brand of corset.

Product Details

ISBN: 9780061972638

ISBN10: 0061972630

Imprint: HarperCollins

On Sale: 06/10/2009

Pages: 192

List Price 11.99 CADList Price 4.26 EURList Price 4.39 EUR-ATList Price 4.26 EUR-BEList Price 8.69 EUR-BGList Price 4.39 EUR-CHList Price 4.39 EUR-DEList Price 4.26 EUR-FRList Price 4.39 EUR-LIList Price 4.39 EUR-LUList Price 4.26 EUR-MC

BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Horror & Ghost Stories

BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic