Trivia Tuesday Answer: Coraline
In what toy did the Other Mother hide the souls of the three children in the closet?
In the book Coraline, Coraline goes through a mysterious door in her dreary new flat (flat is British for apartment) to a world that is almost exactly like her regular world, just much, much better. In this Other World, she has an Other Mother, who seems much better than her real mother at first. (She cooks much better for one thing!)
But when Coraline doesn’t do exactly what the Other Mother wants, the Other Mother’s other side starts showing. She punishes Coraline by locking her in the closet, where Coraline meets three other children who have also been lured into the Other World. They tell Coraline the truth about the Other Mother — that she just wants to steal Coraline’s soul! That’s what she did to the three of them. Which leads us to the trivia question:
The Other Mother hid the three children’s souls in marbles.
Can Coraline escape the Other Mother’s grasp? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
—Carly H., STACKS Staffer