Coraline

Nothing’s freakier than total normality, twisted just a little out of shape. If you don’t believe us, ask Coraline – a girl trapped in a dark parallel world. It all starts when she moves to a huge, rambling house. There’s something strange about the place. It’s not the mist, or the sinister cat, or the weird neighbours. It’s the other house, behind the door in the drawing room. It’s just like Coraline’s real house, with the same carpet and furnishings. Even stranger, another mother and father are waiting for Coraline there. Except that they’ve got black-button eyes and papery skin. And they don’t want to let her go home…

  • A dark fairy tale that has become an iconic modern classic
  • This 10th anniversary edition is illustrated by Chris Riddell
  • Hugo Award, Nebula Award and Bram Stoker Award winner
  • “A marvellously strange and scary book” – Philip Pullman

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    Excellent story. I have watched the Coraline movie. I love it

    5 October 2017

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Authors

  • Awards

    Neil Gaiman has won many awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book.

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    Chris Riddell

    Chris Riddell is an award-winning writer, artist and cartoonist and creator of some our favourite books including Goth Girl. He was recently named the 2015-2017 Children’s Laureate.

    Awards

    Chris Riddell’s prestigious awards include three Kate Greenaway Medals for Pirate Diary, Gulliver and The Sleeper and the Spindle, the Newbery and Carnegie Medals for The Graveyard Book,the Nestle Smarties prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Fergus Crane, and the Costa Children’s Book Award for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse. He was recently named the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

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