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This handsome poster has been created for the not-yet-made film of NUMBER THE STARS. Producer/director Sean Astin is still in the process of raising the necssary financing but he has a fine screenplay which adheres very closely to the book, and plans (if $$$ is forthcoming) to film in Denmark next spring.

Sean told me this recently:  during leadership speeches that I give at universities...when the students ask what I'm doing next and I tell them we are adapting Number the Stars... without fail, a very specific audible gasp, filled with strong memories and a pulse of excitement, bursts forth... followed invariably by a round of applause...

I hope his production company can pull the necessary pieces together because he is very commited to the project and has worked terribly hard to bring it this far. As I know, though, from watching The Giver movie start and stop and start and stop for years now, these things are never certain.

In the meantime: I love the poster.

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Greg Monday, 29 November 1999

The Getty Center is one of the greatest places that I have ever visited!!!

Naomi Monday, 29 November 1999

Dangit, you were here and I missed you? (I live in Minneapolis, had missed that you were coming ... and had a kid's band concert tonight anyway so I couldn't have made it to the Wild Rumpus. But ... shoot!)
I hope you had a good (if brief) stay. I love Wild Rumpus, though I don't go there much; I live at the other end of Minneapolis, almost in St. Paul. I love their menagerie, though, and their tiny child-sized door.

Lois Lowry Monday, 29 November 1999

Well, it was a wonderful evening but a very big crowd so you would have been smooshed in! It IS a great store, isn't it?!

ojimenez Monday, 29 November 1999

"A FOOT and light-hearted I take to the open
Healthy, free, the world before me!
The long brown path before me, leading wherever
I choose!
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I am good-
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more,
need nothing,
Strong and content, I travel the open road."

Sheila Monday, 29 November 1999

Dear Lois Lowry,
We had the pleasure of seeing you at The Tattered Cover. My daughter, Grace, had just finished reading The Giver. When she found out that you would be in town, she rushed out and purchased Bless this Mouse and finished it in one day. She was so thrilled to meet you and looks forward to sharing the news with her friends and teachers at school.
My older daughter, Claire, was also thrilled that the character in your new novel has the same name.
Thanks so much for sharing your evening with us. I really enjoyed your story of the oven baked rat.
Good luck with the rest of your travels.

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