Hoot - Movie Release April 21
Just a quick reminder that the movie version of Hoot will be out next month. Hoot written by Carl Hiaasen was a 2003 Newbery Honor winner. From the movie trailer I have seen it looks to be a heartwarming and postive movie. And get this, the music is provided by Jimmy Buffet. According to IMdP.com the movie is about: "A young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls." And the tagline is "It's time to stand up for the little guys". Although there is more to the story than that, it should be a good movie to see and it is rated PG for mild bullying and brief language. The book is considered for ages 10 and up, but I think a little younger may enjoy it, depending on that person's reading level and interest.
Walden Media is offering a limited number of free screening passes "exclusively for Educators, Librarians, After-school Leaders, and Walden Media Partners". So, check here for those eligible to enter. Also, Walden Media is providing a variety of teaching tools for the book/movie. And, Scholastic will be providing a Moderated Author Chat on April 18, 2006 from 1-2 p.m. ET and 7-8 p.m. ET. Movie clips and trailers are available at About.com and Monsters and Critics.
Hiaasen's latest book is Flush.