Coraline Jones lives in a beautiful house in Victorian London with her mother and father. But recently, they have begun to fear her: there are strange noises, and the window is boarded up. One night, Coraline discovers that if she peels back the wallpaper in one of the bedrooms, she can glimpse into a whole new world – a world of deserted streets and empty houses, where doors open in response to her beckoning hand and tiny creatures are constantly making their way home.
A young girl’s mysterious new home becomes a dangerous place where she discovers she can vanish into other worlds. She’s not alone, though: Coraline must work with her mother and a mysterious new friend to save herself, her mom, and the entire city from nightmare beings.
It’s a strange little book with quirky illustrations and strange words. A book that is both childlike and eerie, macabre and alluring. A children’s book with a fairy tale feel and imagery that will take you to another world.”
Coraline is a little girl with black button eyes who lives in what seems to be a perfect house in the perfect suburb. But when she hears knocking at the front door, she goes downstairs to find a dark and dangerous Other World lurking behind the locked door.
About Coraline Book
There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbors, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house – the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. Forever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never return.
A darkly funny and surprisingly moving exploration of the perils of growing up, especially when you’re a little girl. Full of childlike wonder and dread, Neil Gaiman’s striking debut masterpiece is both haunting and unique, with illustrations by Chris Riddell.