Original Creator: Dodson, Terry / Filippi, Denis-Pierre

plot summary

"Songes" translates roughly as "Dreams" or "Fantasies", and that's a very apt title for a book which deals with the imaginative fantasies of its heroine, Coraline, as she explores the mysteries of an elaborate mansion and its inhabitants in the French countryside. Applying for the position of governess, Coraline finds herself charged with the care of the temperamental young master Vernère who owns the château, and as she discovers more about the prodigiously talented (if precocious) inventor, she begins to find herself drawn into a world of mystery, romanticism and sensuality which expresses itself through her vivid dreams.