Kelly Lewis is hosting our June meeting and here are the great books she picked:
*The Spiderwick Chronicles; Book 1 The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi (movie TBA 2005-2006). The Grace children-a 13-year old girl and 9-year old twin brothers-move into an old house with their mother and discover a fantasy world filled with magical creatures.
*Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (movie released February 18, 2005). Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
*Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce (movie released in select cities March 11, 2005). After their mother dies, two boys find a huge amount of money which they must spend quickly before England switches to the new European currency, but they disagree on what to do with it.
*I am David (or North to Freedom) by Anne Holm (movie released December 3, 2004). David's entire twelve-year life has been spent in a grisly prison camp in Eastern Europe. He knows nothing of the outside world. But when he is given the chance to escape, he seizes it. With his vengeful enemies hot on his heels, David struggles to cope in this strange new world, where his only resources are a compass, a few crusts of bread, his two aching feet, and some vague advice to seek refuge in Denmark. Is that enough to survive?
*The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (to be released June 3rd, 2005). The story of four best friends, the biggest summer of their lives, and the magical pants that brings it all together.
I understand that this book may contain some controversial material, so please consider this if you feel you could be offended by reading it.
*Also, please see any movies that you can AFTER you have read the books. It will be fun to discuss the adaptations of the books into screenplays.