Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coraline The Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman Review #5

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (May 5, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060825456
ISBN-13: 978-0060825454

Summary from the back cover:

When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, She finds another house stragely similar to her own(only better). 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.

My review:

I had the seen the movie before reading this so I knew what this was about. This graphic novel was totally different from the movie but with some similarities. I have never read the original adaption to this book so I can not compare the two.

In this version it starts out with Coraline in her normal life where her parents are too busy with their jobs to entertain her. She is bored because she has nothing to do but interact with her wacky neighbors. One day Coraline decides to explore and then her life changes..

I really loved the illustrations in the book. They were well done. I found myself entranced in this graphic novel that I hardly put it down in the 2 hour sitting. While I can not compare it to the original I really enjoyed this and I think kids will too.

I rate this a 4/5.

FCC. Disclaimer: I checked this book out at my local library. I am an Amazon affiliate and I was not influenced in any way to write a positive review. All the opinions above are solely my own.


Chris said...

I read the book and saw the movie and there are some differences. I'd be curious to see how the graphic novel fits in. Thanks for the review!

Shannansbooks said...

I have seen the movie. I am hoping to eventually read the original novels