Posts Tagged ‘Neil Gaiman’

Newbery Winner

graveyard-book  I was  very excited yesterday when I read the news that Neil Gaiman’s  The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Award.  I love his books for both adults and children. 

The Graveyard Book is the Story of Nobody  Owens.  He is a normal boy, except for the fact that he lives in the graveyard and all his teachers and family are ghosts .  He has lots of adventures among the gravestones, and a few of them are scary.  However, the scariest thing in Bod’s life is what is outside the graveyard.  Outside the graveyard is Jack.  Jack is the man that killed his family.

Playful, whimsical, a little scary, and sometimes grim; The Graveyard Book is ultimately about growing up and making choices.

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman is headed for the big screen, according to SciFi Wire. Henry Selick of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” fame is directing, and will be using the same techiques. Dakota Fanning, who will be voicing the main character, has seen a bit of the unfinished film and called it “fantastic.” I don’t doubt it. Coraline is due in theaters on Feb. 9, 2009.

Terry Brooks’ Magic Kingdom for Sale is another book currently in development for the transition to the big screen. Apparently they have a good script and the folks involved are very commited to the project. As it would be a very expensive film to make, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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