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When Coraline explores her new home, she steps through a door and into another house just like her own . . . except that it's different. It's a marvelous adventure until Coraline discovers that there's also another mother and another father in the house. They want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to keep her forever!Coraline must use all of her wits and every ounce of courage in order to save herself and return home.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 129.54 x 187.96 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In, Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061649694
  • 9780061649691
  • 4,947

Review Text

"Gaiman's tale is inventive, scary, thrilling and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them." Washington Post Book World
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"Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think. "--Christian Science Monitor
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Rating details

349,062 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 37% (130,734)
4 37% (127,954)
3 19% (67,965)
2 4% (15,210)
1 2% (7,199)

Our customer reviews

Coraline was very creepy. And I loved it. I can only imagine what a kid thinks as they read it. I found it creepy and unsettling as an adult. When the movie first came out, I wanted to watch it very badly. It's the type of movie that I love and I couldn't pass it up. I got the chance to watch just a little of it (sadly, not all), but it was enough to make me want to read the children's book that it was based on. Coraline was a creepy read that I will definitely come back to in the future. Maybe when I have children of my own, I will fill their Halloween nights with tales of the 'Other Mother', her eyes made of black buttons, skin the color of bone, alternate reality, and a talking black cat. Oh...and a circus of mice. I love more
by Rainy Days and Pajamas
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