It's time to take a trip through a bricked-up door, armed with only a rock to ward against unspeakable evil... that's right, we're rereading Coraline, by Neil Gaiman! Don't be tricked by the delicious roast chicken dinner - Other Mother is up to no good, and the souls trapped behind the mirror aren't the only clue. We discuss the importance of ordinary kids represented in children's literature, indulge in a mountain of eerie pretend food, and try to articulate why this story frightens us quite a bit more as adults. Join us, but don't forget your stone (or your cat), or you might not be able to find the way back.
This episode is a listener request - thanks, Isabel!
Grace forgot to take a picture of the book jacket author's photo before returning it to the library, but please enjoy this dreamy shot in all its pixelated glory:
Dave McKean's illustrations are all incredible, but here are a few of our favorites: