Stardust and Coraline

If you have never read a book by Neil Gaiman you should first go here. He is an amazing and talented author who writes everything from children's stories to books for the older crowd. One of my favorites is Stardust.

In Stardust, a young man name Tristran crosses over a wall and into a magical land to begin his journey of locating a fallen star. The book was eventually turned into a wonderful movie, that never got the praise it deserved. Star studded cast of Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Claire Danes brought life to this movie, it was truly incredible and remains a favorite of mine.

While I love Gaiman for Stardust, Zoey loves him for Coraline. Coraline is another wonderful book and has won MANY awards. A spunky little girl with vibrant blue hair and a yellow rain coat, finds a hidden door and meets her "other mother". The book translated beautifully to screen. With another star studded cast of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, and Keith David the characters jump right off the screen. Many seem to think Coraline is a little scary, I would say it is more spooky. Zoey saw it for the first time last year when she was only three and has loved it ever since. So just use your own judgement. 


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