Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Meryl the Librarian?

Several sources are reporting that Meryl Streep is in talks to play author and librarian Vicki Myron in the film adaptation of the hot-selling book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, by Myron with Bret Witter. Reportedly, New Line Cinema beat out several other studios interested in buying film rights to this book. The book tells the true story of a tiny, near-frozen kitten that Myron found pushed through the book return slot of the library when she came to work one bitterly cold January morning in 1988, in little Spencer, Iowa, a farming community beset with tough times. The kitten, named Dewey Readmore Books, wins the heart of the staff and the community, and helps the town move through its time of crisis. As with the novel The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, which revolves around dogs but doesn't require that you be a dog lover to appreciate it, Dewey will warm your heart and give you a satisfying read, whether you are a cat lover or not. And truly, who could resist that adorable furry face on the cover!

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