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Coraline Graphic Novelby Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Synopses & Reviews
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. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting nationally bestselling children's book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.
"[A] virtuoso adaptation....A master of fantastical landscapes, Russell sharpens the realism of his imagery, preserving the humanity of the characters and heightening the horror, even as Gaiman's concise storytelling ratchets up the eeriness." Booklist (Starred Review)
"A deliciously dark graphic adaptation of Gaiman's modern classic is delivered with pitch-perfect accuracy and presented in a striking palette....A stellar reworking of the original text, this is sure to delight established fans and to mesmerize newcomers." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"[D]elightfully creepy....Fans of Gaiman's tale will embrace Russell's vision and appreciate the compelling way in which the text and illustrations compliment each other." VOYA
"This adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel reads as though it were intended for the graphic novel format in the first place....For readers who enjoyed the novel, Coraline is sure to complement their reading experience. Those who come to the book first as a graphic novel will be just as captivated." School Library Journal (Starred Review)
Gaiman's acclaimed international bestseller is now a visual feast, adapted asa graphic novel and illustrated in full color by Russell.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times bestselling children's book Coraline and of the picture books The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, illustrated by Dave McKean. He wrote the script for the film MirrorMask and is also the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning novels and short stories for adults, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. Among his many awards are the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Bram Stoker Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.
P. Craig Russell has spent thirty five years producing comic books, illustrations, and graphic novels. His work ranges from such mainstream titles as Batman, Star Wars, and Conan to a series of adaptations of classic operas (The Magic Flute, Salome, Pagliacci, The Ring of the Nibelung, etc.), a Jungle Book series, and an ongoing series adapting The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde. Coraline is his fifth collaboration with Neil Gaiman. He is currently at work adapting Gaiman's The Dream Hunters.
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