Coraline, Neil Gaiman


The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring…. In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.
The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.
Only it's different.
At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.
Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.
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I envy Coraline so much. I'm not a brave kid like her when I was about her age. I love this story so much.

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Liked it a lot!


First fell in love with Henry Selick's stop-motion adaptation - a marvelous dark phantasy feature. At last read the original story - it did the same with me - I loved it! Now going to see the movie once more)))

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Diana A. Azamarshared an impression11 months ago

Tomando en cuenta que es para pequeños si está algo tétrico, a mí me agrado bastante.

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being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. Being brave means you are scared, really scared, badly scared, and you do the right thing anyway.
Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.
The sky had never seemed so sky; the world had never seemed so world.
Her mother made her come back inside for dinner, and for lunch; and Coraline had to make sure she dressed up warm before she went out, for it was a very cold summer that year; but go out she did, exploring, every day until the day it rained, when Coraline had to stay inside.
“Because,” she said, “when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.”
Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
“Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
It seemed particularly pointless to Coraline, but she hoped that the people enjoyed it.
On the first day Coraline’s family moved in, Miss Spink and Miss Forcible made a point of telling Coraline how dangerous the well was, and they warned her to be sure she kept away from it. So Coraline set off to explore for it, so that she knew where it was, to keep away from it properly.
squidgy brown toadstools
For a start it was painted in an off-putting shade of green and a peculiar shade of pink
We trod the boards, lovey.
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