“Gaiman’s tale is inventive, scary, thrilling and finally affirmative. Readers young and old will find something to startle them.” (Washington Post Book World )
“Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful…can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply.” (San Francisco Chronicle Book Review )
“A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done.” (New York Times Book Review )
“A magnificently creepy story…Coraline is spot on.” (Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review )
“Gaiman’s pacing is superb, and he steers the tension of the tale with a deft and practiced narrative touch.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books )
“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing.” (Philip Pullman, The Guardian )
“The most splendidly original, weird, and frightening book I have read, and yet full of things children will love.” (Diana Wynne Jones )
“It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tales, and it is a masterpiece.” (Terry Pratchett )
“An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review) )
“ Walk through the door and you’ll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil.” (USA Today )
“So wonderfully whimsical that readers of all ages will hungrily devour itCoraline is destined to become a classic. (Globe and Mail (Toronto) )
“Chilly, finely-wrought prose, a truly weird setting and a fable that taps into our most uncomfortable fears.” (Times Educational Supplement )
“A deliciously scary book that we loved reading together as a family.” (Orson Scott Card )
“Beautifully spooky. Gaiman actually seems to understand the way children think. ” (Christian Science Monitor )
“A truly creepy tale. Beware those button eyes!” (Family Fun Magazine )