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What's on the other side of the door? A distorted-mirror world, containing presumably everything Coraline has ever dreamed of... people who pronounce her name correctly (not "Caroline"), delicious meals (not like her father's overblown "recipes"), an unusually pink and green bedroom (not like her dull one), and plenty of horrible (very un-boring) marvels, like a man made out of live rats. The creepiest part, however, is her mirrored parents, her "other mother" and her "other father"--people who look just like her own parents, but with big, shiny, black button eyes, paper-white skin... and a keen desire to keep her on their side of the door. To make creepy creepier, Coraline has been illustrated masterfully in scritchy, terrifying ink drawings by British mixed-media artist and Sandman cover illustrator Dave McKean. This delightful, funny, haunting, scary as heck, fairy-tale novel is about as fine as they come. Highly recommended. (Ages 11 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
My daughter introduced me to Neil Gaiman and I'm so glad. The book was so spooky and interesting that I ran out and picked up more of his books. Lived it!Published 1 month ago by Betty Linton
I can't help but find Coraline to be an amazing, frightening, fun story aimed at a young audience but appreciated by all ages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by AliKira
Great book: a strange, adventurous, fun, and an easy read.
I also really enjoyed the movie.
Another dark, twisty tale that should never have been made into a kid's movie! Gaiman has such neat ideas and is inspired by such mundane things!Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Came on time and was in perfect condition. I bought it for a class but I did not even read it, I watched the movie instead.Published 22 months ago by Henna
Our whole family loves this audio book. A bit scary for young ones but our 6 and 8 year old were delighted with it. We have listened to it many times. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2012 by Loretta Ryan
I received this book in OK/decent time. Not the fastest product i've ever received but not the slowest. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2012 by Racalatta
While I purchased this book thinking that it would be another one of Gaiman's fantasies that is applicable for all ages, it is not. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2010 by Ronald W. Maron