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Disney Unveils Trailer For ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’

Disney has released the trailer the Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day film adaptation. The video embedded above features scenes with Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, and Ed Oxenbould.

Several changes have been made to Judith Viorst’s original story in this book-to-movie translation. According to Time, “one of Alexander’s brothers has become a sister, and instead of just Alexander having a bad day, the whole family seems to be having a rough time.” A theatrical release date has been set for October 10, 2014.

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Job Moves at Quirk Books, Atavist Books, & Penguin Young Readers Group

Quirk-Books-logoA number of publishing job changes have been announced recently.

Nicole DeJackmo has received a promotion and will henceforth serve as an associate director of publicity and marketing at Quirk Books. She will continue to oversee promotional campaigns and manage a marketing team.

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Ed Oxenbould Cast in ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ Adaptation

Actor Ed Oxenbould will star in Disney’s film adaptation of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Inspired by her own sons, author Judith Viorst published this beloved kid’s book in 1972. Here’s more from Deadline Hollywood:

The film, which hits theaters October 10, 2014, follows young Alexander through the mishaps of a terrible day for his family after he wishes they all would experience the same troubles he does. 21 Laps and The Jim Henson Company are producing.

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Judith Viorst to Adapt Lulu and the Brontosaurus as a Musical

Judith Viorst will adapt Lulu and the Brontosaurus as musical for Imagination Stage.

The author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will bring Lulu to the stage in Bethesda, Maryland.  In an interview with Kirkus Reviews, Viorst revealed that she has partnered with her longtime collaborator, Shelly Markham, to bring her kid’s book to the stage.

Check it out: “I’ve been writing the script and the lyrics, and my wonderful collaborator, Shelly Markham, is writing the music, as we’ve done together for two other children’s musicals, both of them about Alexander.  We’re expecting to see it performed during the 2013-2014 season, complete with a tantrum-throwing Lulu and a dancing dinosaur.”

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15 Books That Make Us Feel Nostalgic

What books do you remember most fondly from childhood?

Over at the nostalgia section of Reddit, readers have been sharing the books that make them feel most nostalgic.

To help our readers rediscover these childhood classics, we’ve linked to free samples of the 15 Most Nostalgic Books below–ranked in order by the books’ popularity among Reddit readers.

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