CoralineBook - 2002
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Before it was a movie, this was Gaiman’s first book for children. Imagine finding a door to a place that is just the same as your home... almost. In this mirror world, toys come alive and you have a different family, including your Other Mother who has buttons for eyes! Gaiman has since written a... Read More »
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Coraline Jones is a brave, clever heroine you'll find yourself rooting for as she engages in a battle of wits with the super-scary Other Mother. Though written for children, this book is also guaranteed to frighten and delight all ages.
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violet_wolf_914 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99
RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
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"I don't WANT whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted?"
-- Coraline (page 118).
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
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Coraline is an adventurous girl. She loves to explore. When her family moves into a new house her love to explore causes big trouble for her family and friends. Will she defeat her enemy and find her parents? Read to find out more.
Coraline is bored in her new house, that is until she finds a tiny door that leads to a new, perfect world. The other mother treats her with lots of "love". Later, however, the other mother wants to sew buttons onto her eyes. Coraline barely escapes. When she goes back to save her parents, she sees 3 ghosts that also need their souls saved. Read this book to find out if Coraline saves them and gets out alive.
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