The Life of Coraline Neil Gaiman

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Coraline – Neil Gaiman
Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman born 10 November 1960 is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His other notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals.
Neil Gaiman is an author who focusses his attention on the dark and creepy narratives – There is always an element of danger and fear in his writing. In this novel, the reader follows a little girl into an ominous and threatening alternate world. What does a journey to the dark side with Neil Gaiman teach us? This brings into consideration the question of, what is literary appropriate for children to be
A note from Neil Gaiman about Coraline
"More then ten years ago I started to write a children’s book. It was for my daughter, Holly, who was five years old. I wanted it to have a girl as a heroine, and I wanted it to be refreshingly creepy. I started to write a story about a girl named Coraline. I thought that the story would be five or ten pages long. The story itself had other plans.... It was a story, I learned when people began to read it, that children experienced as an adventure, but which gave adults nightmares. It's the strangest book I've written, it took the longest time to write, and it's the book I'm proudest of.

Coraline is about a young…
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