Coraline is one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2002
Also on the site, from October 28th:
British author Neil Gaiman, famous for his fantasy writing and graphic novels, is one of a number of writers for adults making a foray into the children’s market, and is now following up his very successful Coraline with a creepy tale for “children of all ages,” which he is calling The Graveyard Book. His editor at HarperCollins, Elise Howard, snapped it up for North American rights, and U.K. went to Sarah Odedina at Bloomsbury. The deals were made by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House here and Dorie Simmonds as her coagent in London, both sales based on Gaiman pitching the new tale to the editors. Foreign rights are handled by the agency’s Maja Nikolic.
Which of course doesn’t tell us much more about it than the blog did when it first got mentioned last year, but does give us something to look forward to.