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)
“This graphic novel is as dark, creepy, and brilliant as anything out there.” Chicago Tribune
“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)
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 a New York Times
bestselling author of more than twenty books for adults and children, including the novels Neverwhere
, American Gods
, Anansi Boys
, and The Graveyard Book
; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and Make Good Art
, the text of a commencement speech he delivered at Philadelphias University of the Arts.
He is the recipient of numerous literary honors, including the Locus and Hugo Awards and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. 1.8 million people follow him on Twitter.
Born and raised in England, Neil Gaiman now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, the rock star Amanda Palmer.
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.