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When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.

But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Coraline will have to fight with all her wits and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

  • Publishers Weekly Best Book (WINNER)
  • Book Sense 76 Pick (WINNER)
  • Child Magazine Best Book of the Year (WINNER)
  • New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" (WINNER)
  • Amazon.com Editors’ Choice (WINNER)
  • ALA Notable Children’s Book (WINNER)
  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults (WINNER)
  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age (WINNER)
  • IRA/CBC Children's Choice (WINNER)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Masterlist (Vermont) (WINNER)
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers (WINNER)
  • Hugo Award for Best Novella (WINNER)
  • School Library Journal Best Book (WINNER)

Critical Praise

"Gaiman’s tale is inventive, scary, thrilling and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them." --Washington Post Book World

"As we used to say, it blew my mind…chilly, finely-wrought prose, a truly weird setting and a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears." --Times Educational Supplement

"It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece." --Terry Pratchett

"A magnificently creepy story…for stouthearted kids who love a brush with the sinister, Coraline is spot on." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"By turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful…can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review