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Coraline Graphic Novel Review

Coraline Graphic Novel Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jan 13, 2009
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Through a strange door in her drawing room, Coraline finds a house identical to her own. Only evil beings lurk inside this other dimension, beings that want to trap Coraline forever. Kidzword reviews this eerie graphic novel!

Author: Neil Gaiman

Adapted and Illustrated: P. Craig Russell

Through a strange door in her drawing room, Coraline finds a house identical to her own. Only evil beings lurk inside this other dimension, beings that want to trap Coraline forever. Kidzword reviews this eerie graphic novel!

Exploring Indoors

Coraline loves to explore the woods outside of the big old house she and her parents just moved into. But on one stormy day, her parents won’t let her venture outside. Bored and miserable, she explores their new home instead. She discovers a strange door that opens to a brick wall. Coraline wonders what lies beyond the bricks.

Other Mother

The next time Coraline visits the door, the bricks are gone, revealing a long dark hallway. Curious, she crosses the hall and passes through another door at the far end. Inside, she finds a home identical to her own—same wallpaper, same pictures on the wall. She even finds her mother in the kitchen…only she isn’t her real mother. Instead of eyeballs, this woman has black buttons stitched to her eye sockets. And her fingers are long and jagged with sharp red nails. This is her “other mother.”


Rescue Mission

Coraline’s other mother and father promise to give her anything she wants—tasty food, fun toys and games—but only if she stays with them forever. Coraline refuses and rushes home to find an empty house. Her parents are missing! And Coraline knows why. Somehow her other mother had stolen them. Well, it’s up to Coraline to get them back. Only this time, her journey through the strange door is far more dangerous than she could have imagined.


The Bottom Line

This graphic novel is based on a national bestselling book by Neil Gaiman. Written for young adults, Coraline will certainly give you the creeps. If you’re afraid of rats, ghosts, zombies, black cats, narrow spaces, the dark, being alone, the movie Idol Hands and evil other mothers with button eyes who will stop at nothing to trap you forever…then this graphic novel is the perfect spooky story for you! And don’t miss Coraline the movie, arriving in US theatres on February 6th!


Coraline Rating: 4


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