Coraline is a young girl who finds herself in a strange and frightening world after she follows a mouse through a secret door in her family’s new apartment. In this other world, Coraline discovers that her Other Mother and Father have eyes that are blacked-out with ink and sharp claws instead of hands. Luckily, Coraline also meets some friendly inhabitants of the otherworld who help her find her way back home.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who are interested in scary stories.
- The story is spine chilling, but also intriguing
- Gaiman’s writing style grabs children’s attention and keeps it held until the end
- The novel can be used to teach valuable lessons about empathy
- The book is a bit too scary for some young children.
- Some words and phrases are difficult to understand without the help of an adult.
- The story is long, but it’s worth listening to all the way through!
Learn more about the author
Neil Gaiman is the award-winning, bestselling author of books for adults, children and teens including Coraline. His work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He lives near Minneapolis with his wife and two young daughters.
“This book is creepy, funny, and delightful. I read it to my kids when they were younger and now with teenagers of their own they are enjoying it as much as I did.”
“This book is creepy, thrilling, and amazing all at the same time! I couldn’t put it down.”
“One scary, fun read!”
“I was really scared when I read the book, but now that I’ve listened to it, I’m even more scared! The reader does a great job of making all the characters sound different.”