Films of a Feather Flock Together

Cheryl in Brentwood reports:

Word on the street is that Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller are in negotiations to join 20th Century Fox’s film adaption of Mr. Popper’s Penguins. This was one of my all-time favorite stories as a child: I lost track of how many times I read it. If they do it justice, every child who sees it will have dreams of owning a penguin and turning their home into an ice-filled playground. Cool.

As for other adaptations I’d like to see, Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson is another fave book of mine that is just begging to make it to the big screen. Eccentric aunts kidnapping children (for a very good reason, of course), mythical beasts, and a quest to heal the world. Tim Burton, are you listening?

And last, but certainly not least, is The Pharaoh’s Secret by Marissa Moss. The only woman pharaoh, Hatshepsut, is reaching out from the beyond to young Talibah in order to preserve her place in history from being erased. Modern Egypt with ancient secrets shrouded in mystery. Yeah, I’m hooked.

Are you hooked on our National Poetry Month videos yet? Let John Evans give you another push with his reading of Robert Creeley‘s “The Birds”:

Check out the full archive of poetry videos here!


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