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Coraline, the book and movie

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Movies & Pop Culture

I’ve never done an official book talk before and I’m not going to start right this second. However. I did love the book “Coraline,” by Neil Gaiman, and apparently our students do, too. It is always checked out.

Those are the types of books I just leave on the book cart when they are returned. They do not stay in the library long before someone spies them and off they go. The books “Babymouse,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” 1 & 2 (book 3 arrives in our library soon), the “Twilight” books, “Spiderman,” “Batman” and “Does My Head Look Big in This?” all fall into this category. (That last link is to Scholastic, and it’s a good one. All kinds of book reviews, plus info for teachers and parents, and activities for students. Check it out.)

I am not always fond of the movie versions of books, with the exception of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the Harry Potter series, and… that’s about it. But the movie version of “Coraline” (which will be in theaters on February 6th) looks pretty neat. And it was locally made. My neighbor worked on it. How cool is that?

(No, he did not pay me to say that.)

Here is the preview, if you would like to check it out.

“Coraline” is probably going to be a little too scary for the younger children, so you might want to keep that in mind.

All for now,


Ms. Nancy