Thursday, March 4, 2010

Splurge Of The Week : Stephen King's The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Pop-Up Book


A young girl gets lost in the woods, and the only link to the outside world is her radio and her love of the Boston Red Sox.

Adapted by Peter Abrahams, this book is the perfect way to introduce the younger kids to the wonders of Stephen King. The feel of the book is still here, but the context is re-worded enough that young kids (9-12) can read and understand it. Plus the pop-up aspect of the book, illustrated by Alan Dingman will grab them and keep them interested. It's still scary and haunting, like the original novel, but it's not too over the top. I love the whole concept of a Stephen King pop-up book, and this is definitely a must buy for King fans both young and old. And just to give you and idea of the amazing artwork in the book, here are a few images of the pages popped up.




6 comments:

Steelers 4 Life!! said...

A great read.The grown-up version of said story is one of his better novels..Course I can only imagine a pop-up version of Carrie...lol

Matt-suzaka said...

I picked that book up on sale for $4! It's pretty good and a lot of fun, it's too bad Gordon went on to suck and pitch for the Yankees.

iZombie said...

you are my inspiration to have a "big bang theater"... silly as it might be...

Rhonny Reaper said...

:) thats not silly, thats awesome! and im glad you all like the book!

Sarah from Scare Sarah said...

Wow. Just, wow.

Te* (Slasher Film Sanctuary) said...

I LOVE pop-up books, so this is perfect! ;)