The day after they moved in,
Coraline went exploring....
In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.
The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.
Only it's different.
At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.
Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.
|Publisher:||Albin Michel Jeunesse|
|Edition description:||French-language Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.
Dave McKean is best known for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman series of graphic novels and for his CD covers for musicians from Tori Amos to Alice Cooper. He also illustrated Neil Gaiman's picture books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, and Crazy Hair. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also a photographer.
Date of Birth:November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:Portchester, England
Education:Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
What People are Saying About This
“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing.”
“The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.”
“It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece.”
“A deliciously scary book that we loved reading together as a family.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a pretty weird creepy book. There's something about people with buttons as eyes that is just really really disturbing. There were also rats and ghosts and people who look like parents but aren't. It was written for a younger group than what I am used to, but it was a pretty enjoyable quick read.
This was a fun and entertaining book that my son and I listened to on our road trip. We both enjoyed the imagery and the creepiness. And I love any book with a talking cat.
Coraline is by far one of the most creepiest children's books I have every read and I mean that in the best way possible. It is like Gaiman made a list of all the things that could terrify a child (button eyes, white pasty skin, maggots) and stuck them in. Add to that the frightening premise of the "other mother" and you have a bone chilling tale. I would recommend this book to kids around ten years of age who like horro and fantasy.
If you are looking for a good, creepy, Alice-in-Wonderland type book, read Coraline. I thought it was creepy enough but not so creepy where I was scared to sleep at night.