Coraline

Creepy storytelling that stayed with me long after reading… Stands up to multiple reads, as well. Much better than movie version.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Middle Grade (Jun 16 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006082543X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060825430

Summary:

“When Coraline steps through a door in her family’s new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle their teeth.

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 all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

This beloved tale has now become a visual feast. Acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman’s enchanting nationally bestselling children’s book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.”

Review:

“There are comic writers, and good comic writers, and then there are a select few in an elite class who are simply head and shoulders above the rest. They are like LeBron James playing basketball with guys from a YMCA league. One of these is Neil Gaiman, whose beautiful prose never ceases to amaze. Gaiman’s 2003 best-selling novel has been adapted into graphic format by artist P. Craig Russell. Harper Collins describes this as a novel for young readers but that sells the book short. This modern fantasy is perfect for all ages…a kind of modern day Alice in Wonderland although much darker in tone.” Read more @ http://www.mania.com/graphic-novel-review-coraline_article_58888.html

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