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. CraigRussell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting nationally bestselling children's book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.
“This graphic novel is as dark, creepy, and brilliant as anything out there.” Chicago Tribune
“A deliciously dark graphic adaptation of Gaimans modern classic...sure to delight established fans and to mesmerize newcomers.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“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 Gaimans concise storytelling ratchets up the eeriness.” Booklist (starred review)
“This adaptation of Neil Gaimans novel reads as though it were intended for the graphic novel format in the first place.… Russells illustrations suit the tone of the story perfectly. School Library Journal (starred review)
About the Author
Neil Gaiman was awarded the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book
. His other books for younger readers include Coraline
(which was made into an Academy Award-nominated film) and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
(which wasn't). Born in England, he has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
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.