Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: A Novel by Daphne Skinner is a novelization of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and is ranked as a "Level 2" edition under Penguin Active Reading Elementary, most likely redistributed for educational purposes.
The book comes with several activities for literary learning. The events of the movie are summarized in chapters, with slight revisions to scenes, dialogues, and point of views, occasionally including scenes that haven't happened in Nightmare. The book includes several illustrations including pictures used from the actual movie, as well as ones taken behind-the-scenes.
Summary[edit | edit source]
"Everybody in Halloweentown loves Halloween but not Jack Skellington. Every year he has to sing the same scary songs and do the same dangerous dances. He is bored with them. Then, one day, he visits Christmastown and he has an idea. Why can't the vampires, witches, and skeletons of Halloweentown celebrate Christmas, too their way?"
Book Details[edit | edit source]
- 60 Pages
- Comes with an Audio Disk