Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story

Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story

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ISBN-13: 9780316017343
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 06/21/2006
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 9.37(w) x 12.12(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Lady in the Water 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie I loved the book.I am 12
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any M. Night Shyamalan fan should own this book. It will be an instant classic next to darker childrens' tales like 'Where the Wild Things Are' and beautifully illustrated ones like 'the Polar Express.' It might be a little scary for very young children, so watch out. It is simply written, but it is a children's book, not a young adult book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Out of many plots I have come across, this has to be the most original. M. Night Shaymalan has really outdone himself. Just remember readers one day you could change the world we live on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love the story the movie everything about it please make another movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for myself since I love M.Night Shyamalan, and pretty much all his movies...but my 4 year old loved it also! And he took the book to school for Bookday Tuesday..the teacher told me it was the first time he saw all the kids so still and paying sooo much attention..they even ask her to read it again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's Friday night and it's family night in my house so we are watching this movie with our 4,5,8,yr old children. The movie did have some moments where we were not sure what was going to happen. At the end our children stood up and cheered. You would have thought something big had happened. Then I thought somenthing big did happen, good had won. When we talked about the movie my 5 year old asked if we could get a pool and I asked why he said he would like for that lady to live under our pool. And then he could help her fight those mean guys and get her to the eagel. My Daughter said she really liked the movie alot I asked the children if they would like to purchase the book so we could read it at bed time they said yes. We didn't focus on the scary things in the movie we focused on how neat it was to have someone live under your pool who needed your help to get back to her home which was the ocean. See it dosen't hurt to believe in something more than what we can see. Everyone needs something to believe in.And if some choose to believe that there are creatures that they can help then so be it. Just like some choose to believe in Santa Claus,Easter Bunny,Tooth Fairy,Etc.... I happen to be one of them well my children happen to be.And I will not tell them diffrent. So they really loved this movie because it gave them something esle to believe in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just saw the movie and had read the book before i saw the movie. personally i thought the book was amazing. anyone who can think up a story like that and have pictures so vividly illistrated is ok in my book. i also think M. night did a great job on the movie. it really brought the book to life.(kinda gave himself a huge part)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie recently and seriously enjoyed it. When I walked into Barnes and Noble and saw the book I immediately picked it up and began to read. The illustrations were the first thing I noticed. Wonderful. The writing, although simple as some say, is also amazing. It is written so that a child would understand it. It is written so that a teacher could read it easily to a class. It was written so well in fact that it made me want to read it to my kids (when I have them in the distant future). I am a 17 year old girl and I try to hold onto my childhood for dear life. So many kids try to grow up so fast these days that they lose their imagination. I believe that this is why many children grow up hating to read. This is why the media must continue to come up with more and more shocking things. If you still have an imagination, you will love this book and if you want your kids to grow up thinking they have a purpose in life, you should read this to them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very long time ago one of my favorite Twilight Zones in black and white on TV was about a little boy and girl escaping day time and home by going down the grate in the bottom of a swimming pool and beneath the pool they spent their day with a fun loving bunch of people who were kind to them and in the evening they came back up out of the pool and went home for dinner. My favorite Twilight Zone....I like the book I saw in Barnes and Noble and will be purchasing it and will be seeing the movie this weekend. Perhaps not for real little kids but I love everything he has done and love the story of how he makes up stories for his kids by looking around a room and picking something like a drawer or outside and picking a pool and the story starts...a great mind and the illustrations in the childrens book are great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, I've been a fan of M. Night Shyamalan for a long time now. I thought the book was great. The illustrations were superb and it really upped my appetite to see the film even more. Fans will not be disappointed and they will love the story's subtle creepiness. However, as the other posters have mentioned, the book is pretty scary. Watch out with younger readers/listeners.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This definitely gets a 5 star vote if you intend to permantly psychologically damage your 4-8 year old kid. It spooked me, and the movie reviews are worse. Anyone that shows this to a 4 year old should be beaten. No wonder our kids are crazy and desensitized.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is far from a bedtime story for children, especially the 4-8 year old age range. I picked up this book in a B&N store because I'm interested in the movie. The book is horribly written. The sentence construction and variety is nowhere near where a published author should be. The content of this book is creepy and would most likely scare younger children so badly that they wouldn't go to sleep. If you have a child who is interested in scary stories, then this might be a book for them, but again it is not written well. The illustrations are good and make for the best part of the book. With the number of authors out there who are struggling to get published, I'm surprised that this one was able to get through. I guess if you're a major Hollywood director then you can publish whatever you want just to promote your film.