Coraline

Neil Gaiman (Author) Dave McKean (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
April 24, 2012
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 an award-winning author of books, graphic novels, short stories, and films for all ages. His titles include Norse Mythology, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The View from the Cheap Seats, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neverwhere, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, among other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Eisner awards. The film adaptation of his short story "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" and the second season of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated television adaptation of his novel American Gods will be released in 2018. Born in the UK, he now lives in the United States.

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)