Friday, November 17, 2006

A World Record

As promotion for their movie, Charlotte's Web, opening Dec. 15, Walden Media is sponsoring a run at a world record. From their website:

The record attempt is for MOST PEOPLE READING ALOUD SIMULTANEOUSLY IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS.

On Wednesday, December 13, 2006, at 12 noon (EST), you are invited to join students, educators, librarians and fans of Charlotte’s Web who will gather in schools, hospitals, libraries and community centers to read a passage from E. B. White’s classic tale of friendship, kindness, selfless giving and miracles. It is our hope that “Break a World Reading Record with Charlotte’s Web” will introduce this wonderful story to a new generation and reintroduce the story to fans who haven’t read it since childhood. Please read further to see how you can participate in this exciting event.


I was wondering how many copies of the book it was going to take but they are making the reading excerpt available.

Q: How do I obtain the reading material/literature?

A: You can download the online version of the excerpt that has been authorized for the record attempt, or purchase the book.

The excerpt that is being used is from Chapter Five. The excerpt begins on page thirty-five (35) with “Salutations!‘ said the voice,” and ends with “I think you’re beautiful,’ said Wilbur” on page thirty-seven (37).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm intrigued - about how they're going to prove the number involved... I guess one has to be at an "officially authorised" location to participate ? (Will go and investigate the site...)

Little said...

Drat! I meant to do this, but I didn't know the date.