"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.
Celebrating ten years of Neil Gaiman's first modern classic for young readers, this edition is enriched with a brand-new foreword from the author, a reader's guide, and more.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.
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.
“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
“A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done.”
-New York Times 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.”
“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.”
“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 truly creepy tale. Beware those button eyes!”
-Family Fun Magazine