This brand-new comedy-adventure novel for young readers is based directly on the hilarious movie of the same name, released nationwide in May '09, and starring Ben Stiller as the whimsical museum guard Larry Daley. Both the film and its novelization are sequels to the 2006 box office winner and "New York Times " best-selling novelization, "Night at the Museum. " In this new book, the good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley must say good-bye to his famous friends from history who magically came to life during closing hours at New York's Natural History Museum. They are being replaced by virtual hologram exhibits, and the originals have been packed up and shipped off to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Then, Larry learns that the ancient Egyptian tablet of Ahkmenrah was also shipped by mistake, which allows the new acquisitions to come back to life! Among them are an evil ancient pharaoh, Ivan the Terrible of Czarist Russia, the American gangster Al Capone, France's Emperor Napoleon, and the famous woman pilot Amelia Earhart. It's Larry's job to stop a nefarious plot by evil-doers in that group. Fortunately, Larry gets vital help from Amelia Earhart. Here's a delightful concoction of comedy, adventure, and fantasy that kids won't want to put down until they've reached the last page.
You may have seen the movie! and to be honest - this kind of hilarity is better off on the big screen! once you have seen Ben Stiller as this character it is very odd to then read the book! I have never done the movie then read the book. And I know why! I often think that a movie spoils a book... in this case the book spoils the movie!