9 Year Old Sells Book To Movies

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Dec. 9 2008, Published 12:52 p.m. ET

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It's right up there with winning the lottery, folks.

Fox has bought the movie rights to How to Talk to Girls, a 46-page book written by 9 year-old Alec Greven, who is in the fourth grade in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Greven wrote the booklet and sold copies for 3 bucks at his school book fair. It came to the attention of publisher Harper Collins which published it in November. Fox -- which, like the publisher, is a division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. -- picked up the rights for a modest six figures.

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Which, to a 9 year-old, is the equivalent of a modest seven figures!

Way to go, Alex!


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