When Coraline moves with her parents to a new house she is fascinated by the fact that their 'house' is infact only half of the house! Divided in to flats years before, there is a brick wall behind a door where once there was a corridor and one day it is corridor again down which the intrepid Coraline wanders. And so a nightmare-ish mystery begins that takes Coraline in to the arms of counterfeit parents and a life that isn't quite right. Can Coraline get out? Can she find her real parents? Will life ever be the same again? Film rights to Coraline have been licensed to Miramax. "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. "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. And you will never think about buttons in quite the same way again." - Terry Pratchett.
Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Short Fiction 2003.
Neil Gaiman lives in America. This is his first novel for young adults although he is the author of a series of hugely successful graphic novels with great young adult appeal. Neil's adult novels are published to huge critical and commercial success and his latest AMERICAN GODS topped the US bestseller lists.