Barry Jonsberg is a multiple award–winning writer of young adult and middle-grade novels. He lives and teaches in Darwin, Australia.
For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter.
But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.
"This sweet and thoughtful novel chronicles Bat’s experiences and challenges at school with friends and teachers and at home with his sister and divorced parents. Approachable for younger or reluctant readers while still delivering a powerful and thoughtful story" (from the review by Brightly.com, which named A Boy Called Bat a best book of 2017).
When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), 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 wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.
This enhanced edition contains the full text of the novel, plus the following bonus content:Original Coraline manuscript pagesCoraline’s Many Houses: A RetrospectiveVideo: The official Coraline Movie TrailerAn excerpt from the Coraline Graphic Novel , adapted and illustrated by P. Craig RussellAudio: Coraline Graphic Novel PodcastAudio: Music from the Coraline audiobook, performed by the Gothic ArchiesExcerpts from other books by Neil Gaiman with illustrations by Dave McKean: The Graveyard Book, The Wolves in the Walls, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, and Crazy HairCoraline Foreign Edition Cover Gallery