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Book Overview: Coraline

New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman's modern classic, Coraline--also an Academy Award-nominated film

"Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house...."

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.

Neil Gaiman's Coraline is a can't-miss classic that enthralls readers age 8 to 12 but also adults who enjoy a perfect smart spooky read.

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"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)

Neil Gaiman is a renowned English author of novels, short stories, comic books, and graphic novels, most recognized for his complex, dazzling narratives that masterfully blend myth, magic, and reality. He was born in Hampshire, CGaiman started his career as a journalist but then shifted his focus to writing fiction. He unleashed a new wave of creativity in the literary world with the release of his "Sandman" series, which is often hailed as one of the greatest comic book series of all time. His voyage into the world of literature resulted in notable novels including "American Gods," "Stardust," "Coraline," and "The Graveyard Book," the latter of which won the prestigious Newbery Medal. Beyond novels and comics, Gaiman's prolific career has extended into screenplays and teleplays, gaining him a vast and diverse audience. His works have been adapted into successful films and TV series, proving his stories' undeniable appeal. His unique storytelling style, imbued with vivid imagery and poetic language, has also led to some of his works being reimagined into music and theater productions. Beyond his work, Gaiman's endeavors extend to advocacy for reading and libraries, often using his platform to stress their importance - reinforcing his passion for literature and the written word. A multi-award-winning author, Gaiman's versatile career has had unequivocal influence, not just on subsequent writers and creators but also on multi-media storytelling at large. His ability to conjure fantastical worlds grounded in emotional truths continues to captivate readers and audiences worldwide.

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