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Coraline - Neil Gaiman (22)

 
  • ASIN: ‎ B0070XB0N6
  • Publisher: ‎ HarperCollins; Reprint, Anniversary edition (April 24, 2012)
  • Kindle: ‎ 6332 KB
  • Print: ‎ 212 pages




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.

Neil Gaiman's Coraline is a can't-miss classic that enthralls readers age 8 to 12 but also adults who enjoy a perfect smart spooky read.


Neil Gaiman wrote the award-winning graphic novel series The Sandman, and with Terry Pratchett, the award-winning novel Good Omens. His first book for children, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illustrated by Dave McKean, hasn't yet won any awards, but was one of Newsweek's Best Children's Books of 1997. Angels & Visitations, a small press story collection, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and won the International Horror Critics Guild Award for Best Collection, despite not having any horror in it. Well, hardly any.

Born in England, he now makes his home in America, in a big dark house of uncertain location where he grows exotic pumpkins and accumulates computers and cats. He is currently at work turning his first novel Neverwhere into a film for Jim Henson films.


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REVIEW:
Why I haven't read this until now, I will never know, but I am so glad that I did!
It is a fun, magical and slightly scary tale for kids. I was drawn right into this weird world that Coraline has on the other side of a door. I really got to love the cat. What a character he turned out to be! The story itself was a great trip, as you would expect from this author.
Now I want to watch the animated film. Of course, I will be comparing the two.
Until then, read this one if you haven't already. It's one of his better books.

4/5


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  1. In this case, both book and film were just as good and enjoyable.

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