Spoiler alert! The bottom of this blog post worriedly rumbles about a forthcoming film adaptation of a dearly-regarded classic from all our childhoods…
But in the meantime, I’ve more enthusing news to share – James Patterson – that ubiquitous human publishing house of a genre-writer -with a whole store‘s worth of books under his name (including the famous Alex Cross series) – is propping up Indie Book shops –
LA Times – Jacket Copy: James Patterson to give $1 million to independent bookstores
Meanwhile, there’s a column from the Yorkshire Evening Post following up on the recent story of Afghan education activist Malala Yousafzai officially opening the Library of Birmingham – (currently the largest regional library in Europe) –
“‘A room without a book is like a body without a soul – and a city without a library is like a graveyard.’ — On the scent of the vital role played by books and libraries
James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges Among Voice Stars for ‘Little Prince’
Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s devastating, whimsical, wonderful and wistful tale of a boy who fell to earth… is the only book that ever made me cry… (in the endearing, poignantly coming-of-age-kinda way).
The Guardian tests your knowledge of this classic children’s storytelling adventure – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry – quiz
3.) Why doesn’t the little prince think much of adults?