I just recently finished a great book called that was absolutely amazing.
No spoiler alerts here, but it's about a former Olympic runner who was captured by the Japanese in WWII and became a POW. While it is terribly difficult to read at some parts, the theme of unwavering hope and courage is prevalent throughout the novel. He truly never gave up.
This book isn't a #1 best seller for nothing! It is definitely worth the read. I flew through its nearly 500 pages in a week...and I don't have a lot of time to read!!
Caleb earned a movie night by earning all of his magnets for three days on his daily chart, so we finally rented Mr. Popper's Penguins.
He had read the book with Matt (one of Matt's favorites as a kid) and had really been looking forward to the movie version. Warning: it is nothing like the book!!!
That's not a bad thing, but something you should know up front. The similarities end with the names of the dad and the kids...and the fact that there are penguins. It is a really cute movie with really nothing questionable, although it is rated PG. We felt very comfortable with Caleb watching it and never gave each other the uh-oh-maybe-this-was-a-bad-idea glances over his head! Caleb loved it and had quite a few laught-out-loud moments! It's a great family movie.