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Coraline

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 28,375 Ratings and 4,228 Reviews

Book Description
Coraline lives with her preoccupied parents in part of a huge old house--a house so huge that other people live in it, too... round, old former actresses Miss Spink and Miss Forcible and their aging Highland terriers ("We trod the boards, luvvy") and the mustachioed old man under the roof ("'The reason you cannot see the mouse circus,' said the man upstairs, 'is that the mice are not yet read... More
Book Information
PublisherHarperFestival
BindingAudio Cassette (43 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of PagesN/A
ISBN-100060504544
ISBN-13978-0060504540
Publication Date06/18/2002
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About Neil Gaiman (Author, Narrator, Reader) : Neil Gaiman is a published author, creator, and a narrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Neil Gaiman include Now We Are Sick, Coraline, American Gods (Una... more
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Reader Comments
11/21/2012 Anna Stępień tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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8/30/2011 Gail Fattori said: Even better than the film, which I am reluctant to say is what got me to read the book. I love it though.
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6/24/2011 Nadia Bettini tagged as: I recommend, I read

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6/25/2010 Jennifer Brundage said: This was much more intense than I thought it would be with much gruesome imagery. A very primal and fairy tale feel, admirable pacing. I am still 'digesting' it!
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4/16/2010 Linda Rae Apolzon said: This book deals with a universal fear--someone else in your mother's body--as in alien movies, Stepford wives, etc. Coraline is a great character, and the book hits the perfect balance of very creepy but not too much for a kid to handle.The pacing is perfect.
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3/18/2010 Will Strong said: The best kind of creepy story. Wildly imaginative in a very real sort of way.

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12/7/2009 Katy Philby tagged as: I read

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10/7/2009 Sharon Koontz said: 50926
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8/29/2009 Rachel Newman tagged as: Inspired me, I read

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7/9/2009 Debbie - onyx95 said:
The darker side of fairy tales as only Neil Gaiman can do. Interesting twist on the other world leaving one almost hoping they don’t find a portal to a parallel universe. The vision of the dark halls, the misty surrounding and the creepiness of the other mother was well written, easily imagined an... more

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6/24/2009 Chantee Hale tagged as: I read, I recommend

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6/14/2009 Laura J. Holman said: Engrossing. It was a favorite in my son's literary circle at school. Highly recommend.
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4/3/2009 Nicole P tagged as: , I read

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2/28/2009 Kristi Combs tagged as: I recommend

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2/17/2009 jenny link said: This was fun to read and easy to imagine. The imagery depicted was so reminiscent of Tim Burton it no wonder they made a movie. At points it was so eerie that the hairs stood on the back of my neck :) I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of this tale.

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2/5/2009 Claudia Osmond tagged as: I recommend, I read

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1/29/2009 Lisa Knasiak said: Didnt we all, as kids, wish we could have "fun" parents? A wonderful cautionary told in Gaimans usual quirky fashion.
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1/29/2009 Renee Jones tagged as: I'm reading

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1/28/2009 James Rowland tagged as: I'm reading

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12/2/2008 Sara Joiner tagged as: I recommend

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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 50926
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9/25/2008 celia Leary said: Fabulously creepy and genuinely scary book for brave kids.
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3/7/2008 Jen Savage tagged as: Inspired me, I recommend, I read

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11/21/2007 Lynndy Bennett tagged as: I read

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10/16/2007 Diane Smith said: Weird, but good!
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9/8/2007 elizabeth o. dulemba tagged as: I Read

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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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8/28/2007 Susan Mitchell tagged as: I Read

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4/6/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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4/5/2007 Jill Przytarski said:
Probably the creepiest book I've read all year. Gaiman's style, however, is amazing and all Gaiman. He manages maintain a sense of complete control while allowing the world around Coraline to more or less fall apart. An amazing work of horror fantasy that will hopefully hook even the most relucta... more

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