Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coraline

Neil Gaiman's movie Coraline was released yesterday! Coraline was also released as a graphic novel...anybody read both and want to comment?

As you know, Neil Gaiman just won the Newbery for his new title The Graveyard Book, so interest is probably going to be high for his stuff for awhile now.

His books have a creepy but literary vibe...what have you been recommending to kids and teens who want more? Did you know he even has a couple of picture books?

The director of the movie is the guy who did Nightmare Before Christmas. Would Corpse Bride work for the Coraline crowd, or not? Who's seen it?

3 comments:

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

Here's a related PS from the School Library Journal: Where are libraries shelving The Graveyard Book, and why?

Melissa said...

And then read Roger's take on the whole thing as a non-issue.

(I'm on Roger's side in this...I don't think putting The Graveyard Book in YA is self-censorship, I think rather that's a good call to get it to the middle school kids who are it's primary audience.

And NOT because of that first chapter, either! But because the whole book is a coming-of-age story, and that makes it more of interest to middle- and high-school kids than to elementary kids. Who can find it in YA if they need it.)