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Coraline

CRITICS HAVE SAID

  • “Now, if you’re thinking fondly of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe or Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, you’re on the wrong track. Neil Gaiman’s Coraline is far darker, far stranger, playing on our deepest fears. And, like Roald Dahl’s work, it is delicious. ”
    –Amazon
  • “This delightful, funny, haunting, scary as heck, fairy-tale novel is about as fine as they come. Highly recommended.”
    –Karin Snelson
  • ” A magnificently creepy story for stouthearted kids who love a brush with the sinister, Coraline is spot on.”
    –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
  • “A truly creepy tale. Beware those button eyes!”
    –Family Fun Magazine
  • ” An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons.”
    –Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “By turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply.”
    –San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
  • “It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece.”
    –Terry Pratchett
  • “The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.”
    –Diana Wynne Jones
  • “Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think.”
    –Christian Science Monitor

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Gaiman, Neil. Coraline: Graphic Novel. Adapted and illus. by P. Craig Russell. HarperCollins, 2008.

Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book. HarperCollins, 2008.

Gaiman, Neil.The Wolves in the Walls.HarperCollins, 2003.

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Sleator, William. Among the Dolls. Dutton, 1975.

Snicket, Lemony. The Bad Beginning. HarperCollins, 2000.

Wallace, Barbara Brooks. Peppermints in the Parlor. Atheneum, 1980.