Parent of a 6 and 8-year-oldWritten bypeonyApril 9, 2008
not rated for age
Great read for young independent readers
A fun, exciting read: great choice for a young
If a kid is young enough that the story is being read to them, and sensitive, be aware that Nim's mother is dead (swallowed by a whale who was scared by an obnoxious tourist group), and that Nim is alone on an island while her father is in (mild) peril lost at sea.
Parent of a 8 and 10-year-oldWritten byJojanoApril 1, 2011
Fun to read the book together and then watch the movie
Although this book is easy enough for both of my kids to read to themselves (ages 7 & 9), I read this book aloud to them. We thought it would be fun to read the book and then rent the movie. We were right! So fun to compare and contrast a book and movie together as a family.