Author: Neil Gaiman
Illustrator: Dave McKean
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Horror and Supernatural, Fantasy
Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Confronting and Resolving Fears, Honor, Survival, Magic and Supernatural
In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall — until Coraline unlocks the door... and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only different.
The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there's another mother and father there who want Coraline to be their little girl. They want to "change" her and keep her with them... "Forever."
"Coraline" is an extraordinary fairy tale/nightmare from the uniquely skewed imagination of #1" New York Times" bestselling author Neil Gaiman.