Coraline

Introduction

Coraline /ˈkɒrəlaɪn/[1] is a dark fantasy children's novella by British author Neil Gaiman, published in 2002 by Bloomsbury and Harper Collins. It was awarded the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella,[2] the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella,[3] and the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers.[4] The titular character's name came from a typo in "Caroline". According to Gaiman, "I had typed the name Caroline, and it came out wrong. I looked at the word Coraline, and knew it was someone's name. I wanted to know what happened to her." It has been compared to Lewis Caroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and has been adapted into a 2009 stop-motion film, directed by Henry Selick.


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