kids encyclopedia robot

The Night at the Museum facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
The Night at the Museum
TheMuseum Trenc.jpg
Author Milan Trenc
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Barron's Educational Series
Publication date
Media type Paperback
Pages 32 pages
ISBN 0-7641-3631-3
OCLC 76412691

The Night at the Museum, published in 1993, is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Croatian illustrator Milan Trenc. This book is Trenc's best known title, and in 2006 was adapted as a feature film titled Night at the Museum. In 2006, the movie was novelized by Leslie Goldman as a book for young adults. The story tells about Hector the night watchman who works at New York City's American Museum of Natural History.

Original storyline

Trenc's original book, The Night at the Museum, is a picture story book for children about Hector, a night watchman at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York. On his first night at the job, he wakes up to find all of the dinosaur skeletons have vanished. He finds nothing looking around the museum, Central Park, and at the planetarium next door. Eventually Hector discovers that the dinosaurs come alive every night, and rather than keep the museum safe from the world outside, his job is to keep the world outside safe from the dinosaurs inside. A re-release was later brought to the American Museum of Natural History with a "now a major motion picture" sticker on it. This version changes Hector's name to Larry to resemble the main character of the movie.

kids search engine
The Night at the Museum Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.