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Friday Reconnect - Finishing Nim

By Chloe Grant, Read to Them Staff


As we reach the end of our adventures with Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr, we have a lot to look back on. We got to learn about Wendy Orr in our blog interview and live Q & A with her, we evaluated our expectations versus our realities with Kayla in our blog from Wednesday, and we discovered the power of pen pals! We hope that you’ve enjoyed getting to know Nim as much as we have.


While we leave Nim, Selkie, Alex, and Jack on the island, we can’t help but long for a bit more time with them. If you feel like we do, you’re in luck because our activity for today allows us to do just that! However, we won’t be seeing our characters in the way we’re used to. This time our characters will be on screen.


In 2008 Nim’s Island was turned into a movie! One of our favorite things to do on the Read to Them team is watch movies that are based on books, and compare/contrast the book and the film. So, that’s exactly what we’re inviting you to do! You’ve done step one already, so pop some popcorn, grab a blanket, and check out the movie!


We can’t wait to hear what you notice, so be sure to share your reviews on the Flipgrid page, so everyone can hear! Every critic needs some inspiration, so here are some questions to guide your writing:

  • What was your favorite part of the movie adaptation?

  • Which do you prefer, the book or the movie?

  • Was the on-screen cast how you imagined them?

  • What’s one aspect of the book you thought was better than its representation in the movie?

  • If you had to rate both the movie and the book out of five stars, what would you give them both?


Thank you all so much for joining us for our read of this wonderful novel. We hope to see you again soon. Until then, stay safe, be kind, and happy reading!