King Kong: The Junior Novel
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King Kong: The Junior Novel, also known as Kong: The Eighth Wonder of the World - The Junior Novel is a junior novelization of the 2005 Universal King Kong film. It was released in December of 2005, and was written Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz.
"Carl Denham could not have imagined a better place to shoot his movie. Skull Island was perfect - its lush jungle, massice ruins, and exotic creatures looked incredible through his camera lens. But when his lead actress, the stunning Ann Darrow, is taken by the islanders and captured by a giant gorilla called Kong, the movie takes on a life of its own. Follow Carl Denham and his crew across Skull Island as they battle ferocious dinosaurs and deadly giant insects, and pursue Kong, the eighth wonder of the world!"
In a bid to make the greatest movie ever made, Carl Denham takes off for Skull Island aboard the Venture. Ann Darrow, who was taken aboard as his lead actress, makes fast friends with the crew, but embarrasses herself in front of her favorite playwright Jack Driscoll by mistaking the sound editor for him. However, before they reach their destination, Carl feels the ship turning around because Englehorn had been given orders to divert to Rangoon for Carl's arrest. However, before they are able to, they arrive at Skull Island.
Differences from the film
- Following Ann's mistaking the recordist Mike for Jack, this version sees Preston follow her out to comfort her.
- Ann Darrow
- Jack Driscoll
- Carl Denham
- Captain Englehorn
- Benjamin Hayes
- Bruce Baxter
- Sam Kelley (mentioned)
- This novelization misspells Captain Englehorn's name as "Engelhorn".
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