Neil Gaiman author Chris Riddell illustrator
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published:10th Oct '13
Available for immediate dispatch.
A bewitching tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, brilliantly illustrated by Chris Riddell, with a new foreword by the author
The bewitching classic children’s novel by Neil Gaiman, featuring spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell and an exclusive new introduction by the author'I was enthralled ... a marvellously strange and scary book' Philip Pullman 'A masterpiece' Terry Pratchett 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 neighbours, 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. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back. This deliciously creepy, gripping novel is packed with glorious illustrations by Chris Riddell, and is guaranteed to delight and entrance readers of all ages.
This book will send a shiver down your spine, out through your shoes and into a taxi to the airport. It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece * Terry Pratchett *
I was looking forward to Coraline and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I was enthralled. This is a marvellously strange and scary book -- Philip Pullman * Guardian *
Sometimes funny, always creepy, genuinely moving, this marvellous spine-chiller will appeal to readers from nine to ninety * Books for Keeps *
A dreamlike adventure. For all its gripping nightmare imagery, this is actually a conventional fairy story with a moral * Daily Telegraph *
One of the joys of reading Gaiman is how he subverts our expectations of magic, horror, fantasy and the mundane … A memorable, captivating read * The Times on THE GRAVEYARD BOOK *
Stephen King once called Neil Gaiman 'a treasure-house of stories' and, in this wonderful novel, which has been likened to both Alice in Wonderland and the Narnia Chronicles, we get to see Neil at his storytelling best * Daily Telegraph *
I think this book will nudge Alice in Wonderland out of its niche at last. It is the most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love * Diana Wynne Jones *