Sunday, February 8, 2009

Best Book Club Cheat Ever

I can't believe I didn't already know this, but apparently, the first Newbery winner--The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Van Loon, published 1921--was made into a movie featuring many of your favorite people. (Hedy Lamarr! Vincent Price! Peter Lorre! The Marx Brothers! Dennis Hopper!)

The best part? The Story of Mankind is the longest Newbery winner out there; in its original edition it had around 500 pages, I think.

Running time for the movie? 100 MINUTES.

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