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No, It Doesn’t Have Dinosaurs; That’s Land of the Lost

joan-druett-headshot.jpgOne of my favorite nonfiction books last year was Joan Druett‘s Island of the Lost, a tale of two 19th-century shipwrecks on opposite ends of the same island I consider, in the words of the PW reviewer, “a fine addition to the genre of survival tales like Endurance or In the Heart of the Sea.” Yesterday afternoon, Druett dropped me a line to let me know that South Pacific Pictures, the producers of Whale Rider, had acquired the film rights to the book. “It’s really great because now I have a reply for all the people who write to me suggesting that it should be made into a film,” she joked. I just hope they keep her on as a creative consultant, so she can make sure the production designers don’t bungle the ships’ riggings.

(photo from New Zealand Book Council)

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