Monday, May 12, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Gruffalo author bums out stoner fans with her harsh vibes. Via Entertianment Times Online: Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, the bestselling children's book about a mouse's adventures with a monster, has backed the reclassification of cannabis, blaming the drug for exacerbating the mental illness that drove her son to suicide. Whatever, dude. Dr. Seuss never talked sh*t about the green, and he was, like, a doctor.

Christian film company Walden Media announce larger tithes in '09. Via Walden Media, the film studio behind The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, is teaming with HarperCollins to create a children’s book imprint.Known as Walden Pond Press, the imprint will acquire and publish titles for children. Walden Media will then have the option to develop and produce some projects as feature films.

The trailer for the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight has already been viewed more than two million times -- in just three days. Not only does this mean that Meyer will be taking her 'trilogy' well past book three, but you can expect a sequel or two from Hollywood, to boot. So far, the first three Twilight books have sold over 6 million copies in the U.S. alone.