Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Coraline

Coraline

by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Dave McKean

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.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.2
Lexile Measure
740L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
W
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
176
Genre
Horror and Supernatural, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman is the critically acclaimed author of Coraline and The Graveyard Book and the winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal.
Dave McKean Dave McKean is an illustrator of children's books including Coraline and The Graveyard book, both by Neil Gaiman.

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Paperbacks : $6.29

Buy Now

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books