Coraline

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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.36
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 #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Dave McKean is a long-time artistic collaborator of award-winning author Neil Gaiman. He has illustrated and designed several children's books, eight with Neil, Coraline, The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, Varjak Paw with S. F. Said (winner of the Smarties Gold award in 2004), Mirrormask, The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr Punch, Signal to Noise and Crazy Hair. He is also a film-maker. Dave lives in Kent.

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

"A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings...Well done." -- New York Times Book Review

"Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful...can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply." -- San Francisco Chronicle 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." -- Terry Pratchett

"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." -- USA Today

"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 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)

"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)