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Coraline (P.S.)

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Awards

2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella
2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella

Review-A-Day

"Coraline is an entertaining, more than competent story....The plot moves at a steady clip, although the first half is stronger due to the excitement of Coraline's discoveries....Children reading Coraline...will be drawn into the story and enjoy its creepy imagery. Things that cause adults to shudder often bring a grin to the lips of a child. It's a fine introduction to Neil Gaiman's fantasy writing, likely to inspire further reading." Bolton, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"[M]agnificently creepy....[S]ome deliciously eerie descriptive writing. Not for the faint-hearted — who are mostly adults anyway — but for stouthearted kids who love a brush with the sinister: Coraline is spot on." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A]n electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons....Gaiman twines his taught tale with a menacing tone and crisp prose fraught with memorable imagery..." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"[Neil Gaiman] is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium." Stephen King

Review:

"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." Diana Wynne Jones, author of Dark Lord of Derkholm

Review:

"This book will send a shiver down your spine, out through your toes, and into a taxi to the airport. It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece." Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series and co-author of Good Omens

Review:

"This book tells a fascinating and disturbing story that frightened me nearly to death. Unless you want to find yourself hiding under your bed, with your thumb in your mouth, trembling with fear and making terrible noises, I suggest that you step very slowly away from this book and go find another source of amusement, such as investigating an unsolved crime or making a small animal out of yarn." Lemony Snicket, author of The Series of Unfortunate Events

Review:

"Delicate and extraordinary, it reads like Alice in Wonderland crossed with Stephen King..." The Independent (U.K.)

Review:

"By turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful...can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply." San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

Review:

"Not since Narnia has the simple act of opening a door unlocked such a fantastic journey. And not since Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole has that journey been so splendidly strange and frightening." USA Today

Review:

"Inventive, scary, thrilling, and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings....Well done." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think." The Christian Science Monitor

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only different.

The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there's another mother and father there who want Coraline to be their little girl. They want to change her and keep her with them. . . . Forever.

Coraline is an extraordinary fairy tale/nightmare from the uniquely skewed imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed, award-wining creator of the Sandman series of graphic novels; author of the novels American Gods, Neverwhere, and Coraline; the short fiction collections Smoke and Mirrors and the upcoming Fragile Things; and the bestselling children's books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and The Wolves in the Walls.

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satin worship, August 3, 2008 (view all comments by satin worship)
When they say that this book is a modern day "Alice in Wonderland" they don't lie. This book may seem deceivingly easy to read, but the simplicity belies a world so full of depth and color that even a well seasoned adult wanted to re-read it. You find yourself loving and admiring Coraline as she shows an adventurous spirit and purity of heart that many of us strive to obtain. Neil Gaiman is without a doubt one of the best writers in his (hard to identify) genre, and his foray into children's fiction is nothing less splendid than his adult works. Buy this book for a child, or just for your inner child, trust me you won't be disappointed.
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bethie, April 24, 2008 (view all comments by bethie)
A quick read that is at turns wonderful and wicked!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061139376
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Illustrator:
McKean, Dave
Author:
by Neil Gaiman
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Horror stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
August 29, 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.01x5.31x.47 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
12-UP

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Product details 192 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061139376 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Coraline is an entertaining, more than competent story....The plot moves at a steady clip, although the first half is stronger due to the excitement of Coraline's discoveries....Children reading Coraline...will be drawn into the story and enjoy its creepy imagery. Things that cause adults to shudder often bring a grin to the lips of a child. It's a fine introduction to Neil Gaiman's fantasy writing, likely to inspire further reading." Bolton (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "[M]agnificently creepy....[S]ome deliciously eerie descriptive writing. Not for the faint-hearted — who are mostly adults anyway — but for stouthearted kids who love a brush with the sinister: Coraline is spot on."
"Review" by , "[A]n electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons....Gaiman twines his taught tale with a menacing tone and crisp prose fraught with memorable imagery..."
"Review" by , "[Neil Gaiman] is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any medium."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "This book will send a shiver down your spine, out through your toes, and into a taxi to the airport. It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece."
"Review" by , "This book tells a fascinating and disturbing story that frightened me nearly to death. Unless you want to find yourself hiding under your bed, with your thumb in your mouth, trembling with fear and making terrible noises, I suggest that you step very slowly away from this book and go find another source of amusement, such as investigating an unsolved crime or making a small animal out of yarn."
"Review" by , "Delicate and extraordinary, it reads like Alice in Wonderland crossed with Stephen King..."
"Review" by , "By turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful...can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply."
"Review" by , "Not since Narnia has the simple act of opening a door unlocked such a fantastic journey. And not since Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole has that journey been so splendidly strange and frightening."
"Review" by , "Inventive, scary, thrilling, and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them."
"Review" by , "A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings....Well done."
"Review" by , "Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think."
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only different.

The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there's another mother and father there who want Coraline to be their little girl. They want to change her and keep her with them. . . . Forever.

Coraline is an extraordinary fairy tale/nightmare from the uniquely skewed imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

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