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Miss Spink and Miss Forcible lived in the flat below Coraline's, on the ground floor. They were both old and round, and they lived in their flat with a number of. Generated by ABC Amber LIT Converter, sppn.info htmlThis ebook is published by Fictionwise Pub. Neil Gaiman - Coraline. Home · Neil Gaiman - Coraline Children's Books - Gaiman, Neil - Coraline (, cover). Read more.

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman by. Louise Ellis-Barrett. The author, text, characters and use of language. Author Background. Having been born and raised in England. Apr 6, Books Download Coraline (PDF, ePub, Mobi) by Neil Gaiman Read Full Coraline by Neil Gaiman, with beautiful illustrations by Chris Riddell. Feb 8, PDF | Magical realism, as a narrative mode or genre in adults' literature, has been in vogue since its revivifying with the publication of Gabriel.

The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth.

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But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

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I started this for Holly I finished it for Maddy Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. Chesterton I. Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house. It was a very old house—it had an attic under the roof and a cellar under the ground and an overgrown garden with huge old trees in it. Coraline's family didn't own all of the house—it was too big for that.

Instead they owned part of it.

There were other people who lived in the old house. They were both old and round, and they lived in their flat with a number of aging Highland terriers who had names like Hamish and Andrew and Jock.

We trod the boards, luvvy. Oh, don't let Hamish eat the fruitcake, or he'll be up all night with his tummy. Not Caroline. In the flat above Coraline's, under the roof, was a crazy old man with a big mustache. He told Coraline that he was training a mouse circus. He wouldn't let anyone see it. You ask me why you cannot see it now.

Is that what you asked me? It's Coraline. Also, they refuse to play the songs I have written for them. All the songs I have written for the mice to play gooompah oompah. But the white mice will only playtoodle oodle , like that. I am thinking of trying them on different types of cheese.

She thought the old man was probably making it up. The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring. She explored the garden. It was a big garden: at the very back was an old tennis court, but no one in the house played tennis and the fence around the court had holes in it and the net had mostly rotted away; there was an old rose garden, filled with stunted, flyblown rosebushes; there was a rockery that was all rocks; there was a fairy ring, made of squidgy brown toadstools which smelled dreadful if you accidentally trod on them.

There was also a well. On the first day Coraline's family moved in, Miss Spink and Miss Forcible made a point of telling Coraline how dangerous the well was, and they warned her to be sure she kept away from it.

So Coraline set off to explore for it, so that she knew where it was, to keep away from it properly. She found it on the third day, in an overgrown meadow beside the tennis court, behind a clump of trees—a low brick circle almost hidden in the high grass.

The well had been covered up by wooden boards, to stop anyone falling in. There was a small knothole in one of the boards, and Coraline spent an afternoon dropping pebbles and acorns through the hole and waiting, and counting, until she heard the plop as they hit the water far below. Coraline also explored for animals. She found a hedgehog, and a snakeskin but no snake , and a rock that looked just like a frog, and a toad that looked just like a rock.

That was how she spent her first two weeks in the house—exploring the garden and the grounds. Her mother made her come back inside for dinner and for lunch. And Coraline had to make sure she dressed up warm before she went out, for it was a very cold summer that year; but go out she did, exploring, every day until the day it rained, when Coraline had to stay inside. Play with your toys. Go and pester Miss Spink or Miss Forcible, or the crazy old man upstairs.

I want to explore. It wasn't the kind of rain you could go out in—it was the other kind, the kind that threw itself down from the sky and splashed where it landed. It was rain that meant business, and currently its business was turning the garden into a muddy, wet soup. Coraline had watched all the videos.

She was bored with her toys, and she'd read all her books. She turned on the television. She went from channel to channel to channel, but there was nothing on but men in suits talking about the stock market, and talk shows. Eventually, she found something to watch: it was the last half of a natural history program about something called protective coloration.

She watched animals, birds, and insects which disguised themselves as leaves or twigs or other animals to escape from things that could hurt them. She enjoyed it, but it ended too soon and was followed by a program about a cake factory. It was time to talk to her father.

Coraline's father was home. Both of her parents worked, doing things on computers, which meant that they were home a lot of the time. Each of them had their own study. Can I go outside? Count all the doors and windows. List everything blue.

Mount an expedition to discover the hot water tank. And leave me alone to work. Coraline wasn't allowed in there. Nobody went in there. It was only for best. And you don't touch anything. She discovered the hot water tank it was in a cupboard in the kitchen. She counted everything blue She counted the windows She counted the doors Of the doors that she found, thirteen opened and closed. The other—the big, carved, brown wooden door at the far corner of the drawing room—was locked.

She reached up and took a string of keys from the top of the kitchen doorframe. She sorted through them carefully, and selected the oldest, biggest, blackest, rustiest key. They went into the drawing room. She unlocked the door with the key. The door swung open. Her mother was right. The door didn't go anywhere.

It opened onto a brick wall.

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When they turned the house into flats, they simply bricked it up. The other side is the empty flat on the other side of the house, the one that's still for sale. Her mother shrugged. It was nearly dark outside now, and the rain was still coming down, pattering against the windows and blurring the lights of the cars in the street outside. Coraline's father stopped working and made them all dinner. Coraline was disgusted. Coraline sighed.

Then she went to the freezer and got out some microwave chips and a microwave minipizza. That night, Coraline lay awake in her bed. The rain had stopped, and she was almost asleep when something wentt-t-t-t-t-t. She sat up in bed. Something went kreeee She walked down the hall. Coraline wondered if she'd dreamed it, whatever it was.

Something moved.

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It was little more than a shadow, and it scuttled down the darkened hall fast, like a little patch of night. She hoped it wasn't a spider. Spiders made Coraline intensely uncomfortable. The black shape went into the drawing room, and Coraline followed it a little nervously.

The room was dark. The only light came from the hall, and Coraline, who was standing in the doorway, cast a huge and distorted shadow onto the drawing room carpet—she looked like a thin giant woman. Coraline was just wondering whether or not she ought to turn on the lights when she saw the black shape edge slowly out from beneath the sofa. It paused, and then dashed silently across the carpet toward the farthest corner of the room.

There was no furniture in that corner of the room. Coraline turned on the light.

Nothing but the old door that opened onto the brick wall. She was sure that her mother had shut the door, but now it was ever so slightly open.

Just a crack. Coraline went over to it and looked in. There was nothing there—just a wall, built of red bricks.

Coraline closed the old wooden door, turned out the light, and went to bed. She dreamed of black shapes that slid from place to place, avoiding the light, until they were all gathered together under the moon. Little black shapes with little red eyes and sharp yellow teeth.

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They started to sing, We are small but we are many We are many we are small We were here before you rose We will be here when you fall. Their voices were high and whispering and slightly whiney.

They made Coraline feel uncomfortable. Then Coraline dreamed a few commercials, and after that she dreamed of nothing at all. The next day it had stopped raining, but a thick white fog had lowered over the house. She went out.

Miss Spink was walking her dogs. When we trod the boards. She looked like a large, fluffy egg. She wore thick glasses that made her eyes seem huge. Then she tugged the dogs to heel and waddled off back toward the house. Coraline continued her walk. She was three quarters of the way around the house when she saw Miss Forcible, standing at the door to the flat she shared with Miss Spink. She always kept in sight of the house. After about ten minutes of walking she found herself back where she had started.

The hair over her eyes was limp and wet, and her face felt damp. She could hardly see the old man through the mist. He walked down the steps on the outside of the house that led up past Coraline's front door to the door of his flat.

He walked down very slowly. Coraline waited at the bottom of the stairs. The old man leaned down, so close that the bottoms of his mustache tickled Coraline's ear. Coraline didn't know what to say. Don't go through the door. The old man shrugged. They get things wrong.

They got your name wrong, you know. They kept saying Coraline. Not Caroline at all. Coraline went indoors. Her mother was working in her study.


Her mother's study smelled of flowers. Coraline tried drawing the mist.

After ten minutes of drawing she still had a white sheet of paper with MT S I —written on it in one corner in slightly wiggly letters. She grunted and passed it to her mother.

Coraline crept into the drawing room and tried to open the old door in the corner. It was locked once more. She supposed her mother must have locked it again. She shrugged. Coraline went to see her father. He had his back to the door as he typed.

Coraline shook her head. He still hadn't turned around to look at her. She went downstairs. She rang the door of Miss Spink and Miss Forcible's flat. Coraline could hear a frenzied woofing as the Scottie dogs ran out into the hall.

After a while Miss Spink opened the door.She hadn't left. She was not certain that she wanted to know what they were saying. Then, if I wasn't home, they would let themselves in, eat out of my fridge, and start watching TV. Coraline didn't say anything. But now the expression on his face was different—he was looking at the bubbles as if he was planning to do something very nasty indeed to them. Fifty little red eyes stared back at her.

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