Coraline

By Neil Gaiman

Coraline

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Coraline

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Coraline has just moved and discovered her surroundings, a strange house she and her parents share with unusual neighbours: two former actresses and an old-touch savant mice breeder. "I'm an explorer!" said Coraline. Yet Gare: Behind the door condemned, a magical and frightening world awaits him. ... Watch out, big frisson. Reading this book, one gets the impression of watching a horror movie all the more horrifying as its soundtrack would be a repetitive and lancinating little childhood song. This little wonder returns masterfully to the pure tradition of the fairy tale, wonderful and terrifying, mixing with naïveté refinement and cruelty. We're afraid, like Coraline: not really, because we're not in the real. And, at the same time, we're so close to it that we're afraid anyway.. But we're taking a huge pleasure from it. Neil Gaiman's writing is beautiful, simple and subtle, combining a narrative that seems to flow from source, a sense of detail, and a delightful image art. It's pretty complex to be irreconcilable, limpid enough to be read as early as 9 years.. and re-read infinitely with the same fascination. A pure masterpiece in Lewis Carrol's tradition. The name of the new Alice is Coraline. From 10 years of age. --Wester Pascale

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Harpercollins publishers

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Jul 1, 2002

  • ISBN

    9780060521882

  • FORMAT

    Hardcover

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    192

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Coraline

Coraline

162 Pages
English

Coraline

Coraline

162 Pages
English

Coraline

Coraline

163 Pages
English

Quotes from Coraline

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

CORALINE'S STORY
THERE WAS A GIRL HER NAME WAS APPLE. SHE USED TO DANCE A LOT. SHE DANCED AND DANCED UNTIL HER FEET TURND INTO SOSSAJES. THE END.

For tea she went down to see Misses Spink and Forcible. She had three digestive biscuits, a glass of limeade, and a cup of weak tea. The limeade was very interesting. It didn't taste anything like limes. It tasted bright green and vaguely chemical. Coraline liked it enormously. She wished they had it at home.
"How are your dear mother and father?" asked Miss Spink.
"Missing," said Coraline. "I haven't seen either of them since yesterday. I'm on my own. I think I've probably become a single child family.

Coraline shivered. She preferred her other mother to have a location: if she were nowhere, then she could be anywhere. And, after all, it is always easier to be afraid of something you cannot see.

I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?

Desires   Fun   Want

Os gatos não têm nomes - respondeu.
Não? - perguntou Coraline.
Não - respondeu o gato. - Já
vocês
, pessoas, têm nomes. É por isso que não sabem quem são. Nós sabemos quem somos e por isso não precisamos de nomes.

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