Daily Archives: April 6, 2008

Screen Adventures

Bestselling boys’ adventure book set for big and small screens – News, Books – The Independent

In addition to reporting and speculating on the film adaption of The Dangerous Book for Boys, the writer of the article also reports on some other forthcoming films based on children’s books including a stop-motion version of Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox directed by Wes Anderson.

Anderson set out with the same goal of remaking a classic. “There’s a whole new bit at the start and a new section at the end,” he said of ‘Mr Fox’. “But we’ve tried to do something Dahl would love.”


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Not Your Usual Animal Picture Book

Emily Gravett’s Wolves is on a shelf in my classroom along with a number of other snarky books about fairytale-like wolves. Ones like The Big Bad Wolf and Me and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Those latter two have relatively happy endings while Gravett’s is a bit different (although she does provide an alternative one for squeamish types). All this is just to say there is an interesting profile of her today in the Independent.


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Death By Blogging — Not Yet

To be sure, there is no official diagnosis of death by blogging, and the premature demise of two people obviously does not qualify as an epidemic. There is also no certainty that the stress of the work contributed to their deaths. But friends and family of the deceased, and fellow information workers, say those deaths have them thinking about the dangers of their work style.

In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop – New York Times

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