Sting’s Wife Top Dog for “Grk” Books

I'll be looking for this on the big screen! I haven't read this series. If you have, bark in! This article comes to us from...

Joy  |  Sep 3rd 2006


Trudie Styler and Sting

I’ll be looking for this on the big screen! I haven’t read this series. If you have, bark in!

This article comes to us from Reuters.

By Anne Thompson

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Rock star Sting’s wife Trudie Styler has acquired film rights to Joshua Doder’s “Grk” children’s book trilogy for her production company.

The deal covers the British author’s “A Dog Called Grk,” “Grk and the Pelotti Gang” and “Grk and the Hot Dog Trail.”

In the books, which have been compared to the Tin-Tin comics series, a dog teams with 12-year-old Tim Malt to fight an evil dictator in eastern Europe, chase dangerous criminals in South America and pursue other adventures in exotic locations around the world.

Styler discovered the books through her 12-year-old son.

“Our hero is not Harry Potter,” she said. “He’s not James Bond. There are no hyper-real things or great gadgets and gin. He’s a citizen who does the right thing and becomes a young activist. The stories are wildly entertaining and set in exotic places. It’s done with the broad stroke of high adventure.”

“I’ve done a lot of work with human rights,” she added, “and this is the first thing I’ve seen that covers the need to entertain our children while letting them know that they live in a world that is not safe for a lot of its children. It’s a jumping board to introduce the concept that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. Each book examines the geo-political state of a country.”

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