When Coraline explores her new home, she steps through a door and into another house just like her own . . . except that it's different. It's a marvelous adventure until Coraline discovers that there's also another mother and another father in the house. They want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to keep her forever!
Coraline must use all of her wits and every ounce of courage in order to save herself and return home.
About the Author
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India, but raised in England until he returned to India in 1881 as a journalist and local newspaper editor. In 1907 Kipling became the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. A poet and prolific short story writer, he is best known as the author of The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902), and Just So Stories (1902).
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.
“Gaiman’s tale is inventive, scary, thrilling and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them.”
-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.”
“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.”
“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