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Now available in a rack-sized edition for older readers--Gaiman's "New York Times" bestselling novel takes readers over the threshold of imagination. A "Publishers Weekly" Best Book and winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novella.
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Despite being mostly known for his fantastical graphic novels and adult fiction, Neil Gaiman's first book for children is everything that you would expect from such a massive imagination as his. It's special and wonderful and very weird indeed. Described by some as the new Alice in Wonderland, Coraline is actually more bizarre than that, much more frightening and its modest length definitely adds to the book's undiluted potency.
Shortly after moving into an old house with strange tenants above and below, Coraline discovers a big, carved, brown wooden door at the far corner of the drawing room. And it is locked. Curiosity runs riot in Coraline's mind and she unlocks the door to see what lies behind it. Disappointingly, it opens onto a brick wall. Days later, after exploring the rest of the house and garden, Coraline returns to the same mysterious door and opens it again. This time, however, there is a dark hallway in front of her. Stepping inside, the place beyond has an eerie familiarity about it. The carpet and wallpaper are the same as in her flat. The picture hanging on the wall is the same. Almost. Strangest of all, her mum and dad are there too. Only they have buttons for eyes and seem more possessive than normal. It's a twisted version of her world that is familiar, and yet sinister. And matters get even more surreal for Coraline when her "other" parents seem reluctant to let her leave.
Her attempted escape from this nightmare alternative reality sees Coraline experience a chilling series of ever more bizarre encounters. Some are plainly odd, others disturbingly spooky and together they combine to form an immensely readable story. It's like all the best bits of the Goosebumps books condensed into 160 pages. A unique reading experience guaranteed. (Ages 10 and over)--John McLayReview:
"You don't have to be a kid to appreciate the spell Gaiman casts in the suspenseful Coraline. Walk through the door and you'll believe in love, magic and the power of good over evil."--USA Today
"This book tells a fascinating and disturbing story that frightened me nearly to death."--Lemony Snicket
"Inventine, scay, thrilling, and finally affirmative."--Washington Post Book World
"This book will send a shiver down your spine, out through your shoes, and into a taxi to the airport. It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece."--Terry Pratchett
"I think this book will nudge Alice in Wonderland out of its niche at last. It is the most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love."--Diana Wynne Jones
"A deliciously scary book. The magical elements are surprising and new, and the evil that she has to fight is disturbing in ways that matter."--Orson Scott Card
"An electifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"CORALINE may be Gaiman's most disciplined and fully controlled novel to date, and it may even end up as something of a classic."--Locus
"Chilly, finely wrought prose, a truly weird setting, a nd a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears."--Times Educational Supplement
"Rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing."--Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials
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