Coraline

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Dave McKean
HarperCollins, 2002.

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Description

0-380-97778-8 / 162pgs

A spooky and splendid combination of fantasy and horror with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Trailer

(Scripted in Italian. NG mentions it here.)

Summary

Coraline's family moves into a new flat where all but one of the doors open — it's locked and apparently blocked on the other side by a brick wall. One day, Coraline is able to unlock the door and finds a passage on the other side — and through the passage is a flat, the mirror image of her new home.
But it's different and wonderfully better — the food is better, the toys are more fun… and there's another mother and another father, and they want her to stay there with them forever and forget her old house and her old life — they want to change her, give her buttons for eyes, and keep her forever and ever.
Coraline discovers that there are other children trapped there, and others, as well, trapped behind mirrors and in marbles. She decides to save them.

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Characters

Coraline
Miss Spink & Miss Forcible — the eccentric actress neighbours
Cat
Mr Bobo

LC Cataloging Info

Summary: Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she much challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

{1. Supernatural — Fiction.}

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