Coraline Graphic Novel

Library Binding, 192 pages

English language

Published June 24, 2008 by HarperCollins.

ISBN:
9780060825447
OCLC Number:
228608131

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4 stars (86 reviews)

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.

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Review of 'Coraline' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book was pretty odd, but I liked it. I'd totally read more of Gaiman's work. Especially if he reads the novel himself.
Coraline does complain a lot about being bored at the beginning of the book, but when the book gets going, there's no stopping her. :)

Review of 'Coraline' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Very short. Very enjoyable. Read it before you see the movie. I've seen the movie a few times (it's great!) and it detracted from the reading experience a little bit.

The book is filled with things that signal "creepy": a big old mysterious house, a secret passageway that comes and goes, a door that should stay locked, eccentric neighbors who give cryptic advice, a black cat. And then, signals in place, we enter the realm of the truly sinister: a mirror world that's just a little off, where the eccentric neighbors and Coraline's father have buttons sewn over their eyes, and the black cat can talk but isn't terribly informative. The skittering heart of the mirror world is the "other mother", a mysterious creature who just wants to love Coraline like she deserves. But, like everything else in mirror world, she's not a perfect copy of Coraline's real mother: her …

Review of 'Coraline' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Wow. Let me start off by saying, I didn't think this was a book to be read by children. It's SCARY! But then I read a little afterward by Neil Gaiman, where he explained that this is one of the strangest books he has written...In that, children find it to be adventurous and adults find it to be terrifying. I couldn't agree more on the adult part. I flew through this in no time (yes, it is a short book) mostly because I found it to be scary and a book that I just could not put down.

Anyone who is a fan of Neil Gaiman, or a fan of scary books, needs to read this whether you're 8, 18, or 80. it's just THAT DARN GOOD.

I cannot wait to see the movie now, although I'm wondering how frightening that is compared to the book...

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Subjects

  • Comics & Graphic Novels - General
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
  • Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Children's Books/All Ages
  • Children: Grades 3-4