Clippings

From the May/June 2003 issue of Instructor, the magazine for teachers:
Coraline has just moved with her parents to an apartment in a big old house. There’s a carved wooden door at the far corner of the drawing room that opens onto a brick wall. On a rainy day, Coraline opens that door with its old-fashioned key-and the bricks are gone. Down the dark hallway is an apartment, just like her own-even the same pictures on the wall. She hears her mother’s voice coming from the kitchen. The woman looks like Coraline’s mother, only her skin is as white as paper. Her dark red fingernails are curved and sharp. Her eyes are big, black, shiny buttons. “I didn’t know I had another mother,” says Coraline. “Of course you do,” says the other mother, her eyes gleaming. “Everybody does.”
ACTIVITY: This is a suspenseful, compelling book for book talks and reading aloud, as listeners root for Coraline. Students can write an essay about their own “real, wonderful, infuriating, glorious” parents.

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Bob Minzesheimer’s May 29th USAToday article on BEA mentions Neil’s appearance to promote The Sandman: Endless Nights and The Wolves in the Walls, described as a “a graphic novel for all ages”.

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Matej Novak writes about comics in the Czech Republic, including translations of the Sandman titles and The Last Temptation, in the May 8th Prague Post

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The journal is name checked in the the May 6th Chicago Sun Times

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And finally, I CTHULHU: or What’s A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47 ° 9′ S, Longitude 126 ° 43′ W)? is now included in the exclusive material at neilgaiman.com