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>An apology


I really should apologize for my earlier post suggesting cynicism on the part of HarperCollins’ marketing department.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. rindawriter says:

    >Yeah! Charlotte!!

  2. fern (really) says:

    >There’s something about the phrase “Now a Major Motion Picture” on the dust jacket of a great book that chills the blood.

  3. >Do you know how many Charlotte’s Web movie offers Andy turned down during his lifetime because he felt they weren’t true to his intentions?

    I’m just afraid the movie’s going to turn out to be another debacle like Stuart Little and Trumpet. Even just watching the trailers, I’m going, “That wasn’t in the book. That wasn’t in the book! That totally was *not* in the book.”

    Sorry, I’m kind of a fan of his.

  4. >Not to mention that we’re going to be hit with millions of work-for-hire books based on the movie and loosely based on the original text. All of which are unnecessary, since the boss book is right there! Not to mention that the boss book has much better writing.

    People, I’m in turmoil right now. Turmoil! And a little bit of angst.

  5. Roger Sutton says:

    >Oh, Melinda, I feel like we should be bringing you hot soup or something. 😉

    What kills me is the glitter on the web . . . and the photoshopping.

  6. >Chicken noodle with cheddar, please.

    Glitter and Photoshopping is bad enough. What kills me is what I must endure in the future: any DVD I get for my kid is going to have the trailer for this damn movie on it.

  7. Fran Hodgkins says:

    >Books into movies — never a good idea, I think. I recently read an article about the upcoming Mary Poppins stage musical, and it said when P.L. Travers attended the opening of the Disney version, she ended up in tears.

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