“In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own” (Quote from mousecircus.com)
“Things seem marvelous. But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wits and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.” (Quote from neilgaiman.com)
This lesson plan is available online, where you can also download it in pdf-format.
After reading the book you can do a quiz on the text
You may want to read the Neil Gaiman Exclusive Interview.
You can read more about the author Neil Gaiman on his website http://www.neilgaiman.com/