Deustch, Stacia Rise of the Guardians: Movie Novelization 144 pgs. Simon Spotlight, 2012. $6.99. (Rating:G)
There’s a new guardian –Jack Frost. The other guardians –North, Bunny, and Tooth are confused –all Jack does is cause mischief! When Pitch the boogeyman starts turning dreams to nightmares –a crisis of the worst kind happens –the children stop believing in the guardians. Turns out Jack Frost might be just the thing the guardians need to help save them all. Jack helps Jamie, the last child who believes in them. They will all need to work together if they are to have any hope of defeating Pitch.
I will admit it –I absolutely hate the series this book/movie is based on (by William Joyce). But thanks to Dreamworks and its talented screenwriters/ adaption writer –this was actually a really fantastic chapter book! They were somehow able to convert a cheesy concept and poorly executed stories into a interesting, funny, and entertaining book with engaging characters. If the movie is anything like the book –I will go see it! This is going to be a popular read. It includes images from the animate movie.
EL -ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary Librarian & Author.