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Kidsday review: 'The Secret of Kells'

I just saw the animated movie "The Secret of Kells." It is directed by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. This Irish story looks at how a little boy could be so curious. The boy's name is Brendan and he always asks big questions. Then there's Aisling. She is a mystery. (I can't tell you about who she is. It would give away too much of the story). Finally there is Brother Assoua, the keeper of a mystical book that contains many secrets.

This ancient book was written long ago by a great writer who had three eyes, or was it three hands? I forget. You'll have to find out yourself! The book is so powerful that if you read it you could bring light in to the darkest of dark times. Translation: you could bring happiness in sad times.

I liked this movie because it was very powerful. It pulls you into the story. I recommend this movie to any age group. You will love it.

There, I told you about the movie. Why are you still reading this? Go and watch the movie already! It's been nominated for an Oscar as a best animated feature.


On the celebrity beat

Kidsday reporters were busy this week.

Anthony Cortese, Sonja Drabin, Bailey Ruthben and Catalina Feder, ages 12 and 13, from the East Woods School in Oyster Bay, saw "The Miracle Worker" at the Circle in the Square Theater in Manhattan. It stars Abigail Breslin as Helen Keller. After watching the play, they went across the street to The Palm restaurant to interview her.

And other reporters got their dance shoes on. Elizabeth Hessler, Alyssa Garcia, Shane Jacob and Kevin Peteroy, ages 10, 11 and 12, from Manor Oaks School in New Hyde Park met Carrie Ann Inaba. She is one of the judges on "Dancing With the Stars" and she is also a red-carpet reporter this Sunday night for the Oscars.

Go to Newsday.com/kidsday to watch our video interviews.

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