HarperCollins, 9780060575915, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2004
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.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. 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.
Praise For Coraline…
— Washington Post Book World
“Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful…can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply.”
— San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done.”
— New York Times Book Review
“A magnificently creepy story…Coraline is spot on.”
— Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Gaiman’s pacing is superb, and he steers the tension of the tale with a deft and practiced narrative touch.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing.”
— Philip Pullman, The Guardian
“The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.”
— Diana Wynne Jones
“It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece.”
— Terry Pratchett
“An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“ Walk through the door and you’ll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil.”
— USA Today
“So wonderfully whimsical that readers of all ages will hungrily devour itCoraline is destined to become a classic.
— Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Chilly, finely-wrought prose, a truly weird setting and a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears.”
— Times Educational Supplement
“A deliciously scary book that we loved reading together as a family.”
— Orson Scott Card
“Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think. ”
— Christian Science Monitor
“A truly creepy tale. Beware those button eyes!”
— Family Fun Magazine