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Coraline: A Visual Companion

by Stephen Jones

Other authors: Neil Gaiman (Foreword)

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In my book Caroline there is a real interesting story line which is not boring at all even when you first start reading. The author keeps you in tuned throughout the whole book and it’s really interesting on how she tells her story. Well to start off I think her uses of charter are very cool because she does not use too many which makes the book fun and not confusing, trying to remember one hundred people in the book. Well there are five types of people in this book and that will consist of. The regular mom and dad then the mom and dad that seem regular but have button as their eyes instead of regular eyes (kind of creepy looking). The vibe from the regular parents is like all other parents. Sometimes they get at you sometimes they ground you when you do something wrong they correct you and have fun at the same time. Now the vibe from the button eyed and mom would be a not so good vibe but it equals out because everything is perfect in that world and they let Caroline do whatever she wants to so she thinks they are way cooler than her real parents. There is also a cat that gives her advice in the fake world meaning he can talk and he’s extremely smart. Then in the real world it’s just a cat that comes by her house all the time. He can’t talk and he’s not so bright just like every other cat. The plot on this story keeps you very interested in this story because, while you read it you can understand everything that’s going on. The setting in the story would be mostly inside but on occasions she will go outside. To play or find the cat to ask him questions about the fake world with the button eyed mom and dad. I think the theme of this story try’s to teach the younger kids who think they have the worst life ever because their parents are so mean it’s nothing compared to what it could be. So be happy with what you got and try not to take much advantage. The voice of this book would have to be somewhat good because the author makes it fun and readable but at the same time tries to send a message to whoever is reading it.
  OkaiO | Sep 13, 2010 |
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Many years ago, in a house not far from the sea, a writer made up a bedtime story for his younger daughter.
Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061704229, Hardcover)

Coraline: A Visual Companion is a stunning, colorful guide to the making of the movie Coraline, based on the award-winning New York Times bestselling novel by Neil Gaiman

Coraline Jones has just moved into a big old Victorian house with her inattentive parents, and like any eleven-year-old with an active imagination, she soon begins exploring her new home. One day, Coraline discovers a tiny door that leads to another house. Waiting for her there are her Other Mother and Other Father, who have big black buttons for eyes. At first this other world is marvelous and magical, but Coraline gradually comes to realize that her new parents want her to become their little girl and stay with them forever.

Written and directed by Henry Selick, the celebrated director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach, the film Coraline was created in stop-motion animation, drawing on the latest cutting-edge computer 3-D technology. It also showcases the remarkable vocal talents of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Ian McShane, Jennifer Saunders, and Dawn French.

Featuring hundreds of rare and exclusive photographs and illustrations, production designs and concept drawings, and interviews with the cast and crew, Coraline: A Visual Companion takes readers on an in-depth tour behind the scenes of a movie that is destined to be a fantasy classic.

From the genesis of the original novel through the entire creative process of turning the book into a movie to the many other incarnations of Coraline around the world, this visual companion is a lavish guide that will appeal to Gaiman fans, cinema buffs, visual art enthusiasts, and all those who fall in love with the inquisitive young heroine of Henry Selick's extraordinary film.

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Film Tie-In. A lavishly produced, four-colour book, "The Art of Coraline" takes readers inside the making of the blockbuster film "Coraline," to be released in theaters March 2009. Taking readers behind the scenes to experience the entire creative process of the movie, The script, and the book including the making and use of the puppets, the visual effects, the art of filmmaking and the process of turning a book into a movie. The book will feature interviews with all the major stars, the director, and Neil Gaiman."Coraline" is the story of a little girl who discovers a door in her family's new house. The door once led to a room, but when the old house was converted into apartments the doorway was bricked up. That is, until Coraline sneaks the key from her distracted mother, opens the door ...and enters an alternate universe, where dogs eat nothing but chocolate, cats can talk, and she is greeted enthusiastically by her Other Parents. Gaiman fans, cinema buffs, and visual art enthusiasts will all delight in a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the making of an extraordinary film.Film and cinema.… (more)

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