Good Reading : June 2011
JUNE 2011 ı goodreading 9 book trivia A SPRUCE NEW SEUSS HarperCollins Children's Books will publish Dr Seuss's The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories -- a collection of seven stories by the iconic author and illustrator that were originally published in magazines between 1950 and 1951, but never before in book for m. The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories will be available from 30 September. BOOKS-INTO- FILMS FOR 2011 Watch out for these upcoming movies: ■ Har ry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) by J K Rowling. Expected July ■ The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Expected August ■ Breaking Dawn (Part 1) by Stephenie Meyer. Expected November BOOKS BUILT TO LAST What could be some of the earliest Christian writings -- 70 tiny metal books, each not much bigger than a credit card -- have been discovered in a cave in Jordan. Academics are divided on the question of their authenticity, but initial tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century CE. And if tests conclusively verify their authenticity, then they could be the most significant archaeological find since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1940s.The books contain etchings of a bearded figure, which may be the first depictions of Jesus Christ from people who actually knew him. TINTIN ON SCREEN The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is currently in post- production, and will probably be released late this year. Peter Jackson (‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy) and Steven Spielberg (E.T., Schindler’s List, Jaws) have teamed up – Jackson will produce and Spielberg will direct the film. All the much-loved characters from the popular comics are set to make an appearance, so this film is a must-see for all fans of the intrepid reporter and his cute dog, Snowy! BOOK THIEF THWARTED Amodern book thief with a love of eBay and a taste for expensive texts has been tracked down by tech-savvy librarians in Long Island, New York. The thief made off with texts valued at US$1300 from the Long Island library. He retur ned to the library, but his plans were thwarted by the librarians, who began tracing their stolen texts through eBay. Not only did the Long Island librarians find their book thief, but they also uncovered his 11-year-long history of stealing and reselling an estimated 2200 texts. If the librarians were fans of crime novels, then it looks like all that reading about clever schemes for tracking down crooks finally paid off in real life.