Coraline

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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
162
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780380807345

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About the Author

Neil Gaiman is a New York Times best-selling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), and The Sandman graphic novels. Several of his titles have been adapted for TV and film. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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.

Reviews

"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
" Walk through the door and you'll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil."--USA Today
"So wonderfully whimsical that readers of all ages will hungrily devour itCoraline is destined to become a classic.--Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece."--Terry Pratchett
"Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think. "--Christian Science Monitor
"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
"A frighteningly realistic fantasy. Lean crisp prose adds to the suspense and propels the story, and the eerie black-and-white illustrations by Dave McKean heighten the nightmarish quality of the tale."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"A magnificently creepy story. Coraline is spot on."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Kids will hang on every word. Coraline is a character with whom they will surely identify, and they will love being frightened out of their shoes. This is just right for all those requests for a scary book."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love."--Diana Wynne Jones
"Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing."--Philip Pullman, The Guardian
"A deliciously scary book that we loved reading together as a family."--Orson Scott Card
"Chilly, finely-wrought prose, a truly weird setting and a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears."--Times Educational Supplement
"A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings...Well done."--New York Times Book Review
"An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)