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Dan Brown working on Da Vinci for kids

Associated Press Associated Press 18/05/2016

Dan Brown wants to let younger readers in on the secret.

The million-selling author is working on a young adult version of his blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, the US and UK children's divisions of Random House announced Wednesday.

First published in 2003, Brown's thriller about conspiracies and cults has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide and was adapted into a hit movie starring Tom Hanks. Brown, whose book comes out in September, said in a statement that he hoped the new edition would give young people "the same thrill of discovery" that he gets from the "mysteries of the world we live in."

Numerous authors have adapted their works for the thriving young adult market, among them Lauren Hillenbrand (Unbroken) and Jon Meacham (Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher).

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