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Our story starts out when a young lady named Coraline Jones moves into an apartment in an old house with her parents. Her neighbors include two elderly retired actresses and a strange man who lives upstairs and trains mice for a circus act. Despite this weirdness, Coraline is very bored. Her parents work a lot and they tend to just ignore her. One day, Coraline discovers a door with a brick wall behind it. Seems kind of strange, right? But get this: when she opens the door later, there's a hallway back there.
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. Coraline Jones and her parents move into an old house that has been divided into flats. The other tenants include Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, two elderly women retired from the stage and Mr.
Rate this book. Buy This Book. Fairy Tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten -- G. Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house. Coraline's family didn't own all of the house, it was too big for that.
More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door. The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer.