Synopses & Reviews
In Scarper Leeandrsquo;s world, parents donandrsquo;t make childrenandmdash;children make parents. Scarperandrsquo;s father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world it rains knives, and household appliances have souls. There are also no birthdaysandmdash;only deathdays. Scarperandrsquo;s deathday is just three weeks away, and he clings to the mundane repetition of his life at home and high school for comfort. Rob Davisandrsquo;s dark graphic novel is an odyssey through a bizarre, distorted teenage landscape. When Scarperandrsquo;s father mysteriously disappears, he sets off with Vera Pike (the new girl at school) and Castro Smith (the weirdest kid in town) to find him. Facing home truths and knife storms at every turn, will Scarper even survive until his deathday?
“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)
“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)
andldquo;A graphic novel of incredible resonance and absolute, inscrutable beauty, at once a coming-of-age and coming-to-terms tale.andrdquo;
andldquo;Picking up the mantle of the defiant weirdness of underground comix.andrdquo;
Coraline discovered the door a little after they moved into the house.
When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house strangely similar to her own (only better). 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.
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.
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.