5.24.2008

Can't believe where I left off...

Nothing like a dose of self-pity mixed with a bit of embarrassing personal history to turn out the kind emails and comments--thanks to all who sent good thoughts in response to my little hissy fit. The sting of the comment is healed nicely, now, and I've moved on. To what, I'm not sure, as this evening finds me crashed out on my bed, waiting for the H to arrive home from a three-day trip to L.A. He's hard at work on an adaptation of this, to be directed by this guy, which is all pretty exciting. The books are good for kids 7 and up--Dido can't read them yet but listens to them on CD and is obsessed. He's taught all his friends to play at being owls on the school playground. It's pretty delightful to see them all swooping around.

3 comments:

Quinn Cummings said...

What a lovely gig! And how quickly am I going to fly (hehe) over to the nearest book store and get a couple for the kid? I am completely red-faced that I had missed out on a series of books involving anthropomorphized animals.

goodfellow said...

Sounds like a great project! Can't wait to introduce the kids to the books. And we look forward to another of your H's adaptations (loved the 2 parts he did in BoBs).

On an added note, yesterday my H went to the mall for sandals, and came back with the 300 (dvd). I tuned it out for the laptop -- I am afraid I hated it. Had never heard of it before, and now it comes up again, the very next day... At least it brought back university Classics for me.

Alto2 said...

Wizard was a big fan of the owl series. WT doesn't really like it. Please pass along a suggestion to the H for another "tween" author whose books would adapt really well to the screen: Blue Balliet. She wrote "Chasing Vermeer," "The Wright Three," and the newest one is "The Calder Game". There is GREAT potential here, IMHO.