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Parental alert! Murphy Library to show movie for picky eaters this Thursday at 6 p.m.

Posted on: July 21, 2013

A new boy in school makes a bet about what he will eat, and it’s not home cooking.  The Murphy Library is showing How to Eat Fried Worms,  the perfect movie for picky eaters, this Thursday at 6 p.m.  Running time is 98 minutes for this PG-rated film.

Billy is the new kid in school and his rule for his mother – no mushy notes in the lunch bag.  But a school bully named Joe and his friends sneak earthworms into Billy’s lunch.  Billy boasts he can eat ten worms and there is no going back.

The book for this movie was written by Thomas Rockwell, son of Norman Rockwell,  is in the Murphy Library. Because it deals with eating worms and that grosses some people out, it has been the target of book censors.  This fact is only noted here as an inducement for kids to read it.

 

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