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The Resource Coraline, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman ; adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell ; colorist, Lovern Kindzierski ; letterer, Todd Klein

Coraline, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman ; adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell ; colorist, Lovern Kindzierski ; letterer, Todd Klein

Label
Coraline
Title
Coraline
Statement of responsibility
based on the novel by Neil Gaiman ; adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell ; colorist, Lovern Kindzierski ; letterer, Todd Klein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others
Storyline
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • Locus Award for Best Nonfiction/Related/Reference Book, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
Review
  • /*Starred Review*/ Russell, a 35-year veteran of comics and frequent collaborator with Gaiman, offers an adaptation of Gaiman's 2002 novel Coraline (illustrated by Dave McKean), a tale of childhood nightmares. As in the original story, Coraline wanders around her new house and discovers a door leading into a mirror place, where she finds her button-eyed "other mother," who is determined to secure Coraline's love one way or another. This version is a virtuoso adaptation, streamlining passages that function best in prose and visually highlighting parts that benefit most from the graphic form. A master of fantastical landscapes, Russell sharpens the realism of his imagery, preserving the humanity of the characters and heightening horror, even as Gaiman's concise storytelling ratchets up the eeriness. The adaptation loses none of Coraline's original character; she's clever, resourceful, intrepid, and highly determined when it comes to doing what must be done. Comics fans will delight in this version, and readers familiar with the previous book will greatly appreciate the opportunity to explore the story in a successful new way. -- Karp, Jesse (Reviewed 03-15-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number 14, p66)
  • /* Starred Review */ Master fantasist Gaiman's creepy and wonderful 2002 all-ages novel Coraline won Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards. Acclaimed illustrator Russell—who previously collaborated with Gaiman on the beautiful "Ramadan" issue of Sandman , the Eisner Award-winning "Death" from Sandman: Endless Nights , and a superb comics version of Gaiman's prose story "Murder Mysteries"—here presents an excellent graphic novel adaptation of Coraline's story. When she and her parents move into an old house, the imaginative, adventurous, precocious, and neglected young Coraline discovers a door that leads only to a brick wall. But when she opens the door one night, the wall has disappeared. When she goes through, Coraline finds a home just like her own, only better, where her other mother and father (who look like the real ones, except for the big black buttons they have for eyes) want her to stay forever. When Coraline decides against this, her other mother kidnaps her real parents, and Coraline must brave unknown dangers to save them. Russell appropriately mutes the bright colors he's known for and faithfully preserves much of Gaiman's text and his tone of understated horror (and humor). Because a Coraline film is scheduled for early 2009, expect much interest. Highly recommended. --Steve Raiteri (Reviewed January 15, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 1, p69)
  • /* Starred Review */ A deliciously dark graphic adaptation of Gaiman's modern classic is delivered with pitch-perfect accuracy and presented in a striking palette. Staying true to the original text, Russell's adaptation follows young Coraline Jones as she discovers a strange door in her otherwise boring flat. Once over the door's mysterious threshold, she meets her ghastly "Other Mother," a horrid-looking beldam with sinister, button eyes, long, yellowed teeth, spindly, tapered fingers with sharp, brown nails and a wry, baleful smile. Coraline's Other Mother intends to keep her in this horrible new world forever, and captures her real parents, prompting young Coraline to seek them out in this strange dimension. Russell, a veteran illustrator and collaborator with Gaiman, makes the novel positively jump off the page, sending shivers down its readers' spines. Colorist Lovern Kindzierski deserves special kudos for utilizing a masterful array of hues, working in smart synchronicity with the nuances of the tale. A stellar reworking of the original text, this is sure to delight established fans and to mesmerize newcomers. (Graphic fiction. 10 & up) (Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
267855
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, P. Craig
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8 up
Interest level
  • MG
  • MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
  • 5.1
  • 3.6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kindzierski, Lovern
  • Klein, Todd
  • Gaiman, Neil
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Graphic novels
  • Supernatural
  • Graphic novels
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Supernatural
  • Horror stories
  • Comic
  • Märchen
  • Schauererzählung
  • Familie
  • Phantastische Erzählung
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
graphic novel
Label
Coraline, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman ; adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell ; colorist, Lovern Kindzierski ; letterer, Todd Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
711919
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780060825430
Lccn
2007930658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060825430
  • (OCoLC)228608131
Label
Coraline, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman ; adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell ; colorist, Lovern Kindzierski ; letterer, Todd Klein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
711919
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780060825430
Lccn
2007930658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060825430
  • (OCoLC)228608131

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