From Computer Game to Book, Wonder

From Computer Game to Book, Wonder

Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 17

  • May 14, 2018 5:30 pm
  • 28:45 mins
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From Computer Game to Book (3:29) Sometimes a movie comes out before the book. Sometimes it goes the other way, as a book first. Today, we bring you a unique twist, with a book series based, not on a movie, but on a computer game. Our first guest today on Worlds Awaiting, children’s book author Matthew J. Kirby talks to Rachel about his Assassins Creed book series that is based on the computer game of the same name. Matt was approached by the creators of the game to write this series; and now the print version has a life of its own. Kirby is an award-winning author of books like The Clockwork Three, Icefall, A Taste for Monsters, and The Dark Gravity Sequence series. When he’s not writing books Matt is also a school psychologist. Wonder (15:55) Next, Katharine Newton a mother, grandmother, and member of the Granite School District Foundation Board. She talks with Rachel today about one of her favorite books Wonder, that was recently made into a movie. It’s a story that hits close to home. Her grandson was born with the same condition as the main character in the book – a severe facial genetic deformity called Treacher Collins Syndrome.  Book Review (25:48) We finish up the show with a book review: The Reader, a Young Adult novel by Traci Chee, given by Mindy Hale, Teen Librarian at the Orem Public Library in Utah. We’ll look forward to more young reader book reviews in the future. For a full collection of book reviews, check out the Worlds Awaiting Book Reviews link on our website at byuradio.org.

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