Lady in the water : a bedtime story

by Shyamalan, M. Night.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Avalon Public Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC SHY
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J FIC SHY
Originally written by the Oscar(-nominated director of The Sixth Sense for his own children, this story of an apartment complex superintendent who discovers a sea nymph in the pool is now a major motion picture from Warner Bros., directed by Shyamalan and starring Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village), scheduled for release on July 21. Full color.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. There are ways to know if they are in your backyard, reads the first line of Shyamalan's debut picture book, an effort as creepy, suspenseful, and flawed as many of the director's post- Sixth Sense films. They are sea nymphs called narfs, who reside beneath swimming pools and magically transform the lives of the humans they encounter. Moody, silvery scenes by film-industry-artist McCreery amplify the mystical qualities of the telling; less successful are the book's puzzling elements--from the curious hieroglyphs appearing on every spread to the overzealous use of white space, which makes both art and text seem too sparse. The story is loosely based on Shyamalan's PG-13-rated film by the same name, and despite the fact that the book appears to have been conceived with younger children in mind, its sophisticated qualities make it most appropriate for readers old enough to see the movie. This will also attract high-school film buffs (and many adults) who are curious to see Shyamalan's brooding creativity expressed in a new form. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Imaginary creatures -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors McCreery, Crash.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm
ISBN 9780316017343 (hardcover)
0316017345 (hardcover)
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