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by Neil Gaiman  |  Grades: 5-8  |  Ages 8-12  |  Lexile Level: 740

Coraline by Neil Gaiman Teacher Guide, Lesson Plans, Novel UnitAbout Coraline by Neil Gaiman

"Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house. . . ."

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 wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life. 


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

"A deliciously scary book that we loved reading together as a family."--Orson Scott Card

"Chilly, finely-wrought prose, a truly weird setting and a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears."--Times Educational Supplement

"A magnificently creepy story...Coraline is spot on."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

A Biographical Note About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the bestselling author of more than twenty books and the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America. 

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