Thursday, February 5, 2015

Jurassic World novelization coming... for kids

Hold on to your butts: Book publisher Random House plans to release a "Jurassic World Special Edition Junior Novelization" on June 16. That's four days after the premier of the movie, so you're out of luck if you hoped any spoilers from the book would leak online.

The novelization is being penned by David Lewman. The author has written several video game and television tie-in novels aimed at kids, including a series based on the CSI shows. Sadly, the CSI books don't involve pre-teens investigating grisly murder scenes; the mysteries are more kid-friendly fare, like missing dogs.

Random House currently lists five Jurassic World tie-in books, all for children. So far it doesn't look like we're going to get an adult novelization based on the movie. That news isn't particularly surprising: The only Jurassic Park III novelization was aimed squarely at kids. Still, it is disappointing for those of us who would like to explore the world of the movie in a little more detail. Heck, even last year's Godzilla remake got a novelization, and it managed to creep into the New York Times bestseller list.

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