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Lady in the Water Hardcover – Jun 21 2006

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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 21 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316017345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316017343
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 31.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 540 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #349,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful
Excelent! NOT THE SAME PLOT AS THE MOVIE!!! June 13 2006
By Z. Pace - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Purchased this for my younger daughter and we read it together. It is one of the best children's books I have seen! The story is written in charming prose and coveys a complex message in suppressing brevity. The illustrations are both clever and beautiful and do an excellent job of conveying the mystery surrounding the story! I strongly recommend this book to young and old alike. I think I got more out of it than my daughter!

***THIS book has a plot ENTIRELY SEPERATE of the movie. This is about a kid's back yard pool, while the movie is about a pool at a motel. They are only similar in that they share the same kind of creature, a water nymph. This book DOES NOT reveal the plot of the movie!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
What Has Not Been Said . . . . . June 28 2006
By The Silent Gondolier - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a beautifully done book. The story is quiet and intriqueing, even in its brevity, and the illustrations are incredible. I just sit and look at them, seeing something different or feeling something different each time. I was at first taken aback at the sparseness of the layout, and I still wish there were at least more illustrations. I have taken a star off of my review for that reason. However, one of the things I like most about this book is WHAT HAS NOT BEEN SAID, and I think the layout is meant to convey that (but little children would probably not think of it in this way---they will feel it, though). Because of the things not said, the reader and listener can continue to tell the story in his or her mind. This is a book significant to the imaginations of both children and adults.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Minimalistic story, infinite possibilities Oct. 9 2006
By Carolyn P - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Though some readers will find this 'bedtime' story too creepy for their own children, others will see that Shyamalan has created a charming fairy tale that invites children to exercise their vast imaginations. Lady in the Water lays the basic framework for a children's tale, explaining the fictional creatures, but not delving into the intricate interactions of the creatures. Shyamalan also does not have a main character, but rather suggests that the child reading the story is the main character, and the events are occurring in the child's own backyard. This framework, paired with extraordinary illustrations is rich fodder for any child's imagination.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
wonderfully mysterious book, but know your children Oct. 5 2006
By Alexander L. Reiner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Knowing what works M. Night Shyamalan has created in the past, seeing that he wrote this book as being a "children's book" really made my head spin. I didn't think it was appropriate for young children, but after reading it more deeper, I think I saw what he was trying to say. I believe he uses strong spiritual ties to the book by discussing good and evil, and believing that we all have something important to do for the world someday. Depending on the maturity of your children, you can easily walk with them page by page looking deeper into the meaning of the story so that they can understand it better and take it to their level of imagination.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Enchantment is NOT dead! July 28 2006
By R. A. Jackland - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A phenomenal bedtime story. A classic that's in a league of its own. I strongly encourage all parents to read this to their youngsters. It captures the imagination and appeals to more than just children. My wife and I have read it to each other at bedtime. Ooooh, talk about bumps in the night! After all,true fairytales were often very spooky, if not down right frightening! So,if you have nurtured even an ounce of your youth (innocent curiousity) you will not be disappointed. A compelling story that transcends human boundaries. Reminds us to listen...especially to ourselves.