Celebrate Jim Henson’s Birthday by Reading Tale of Sand

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It should come as no surprise to anyone that Jim Henson, who would have been 75 today, had a lot more up his sleeves that he didn’t get to complete. One such work is an unproduced, feature-length screenplay co-written with Jerry Juhl, which turned up in The Jim Henson Company’s archives. According to info from Archaia, Tale of Sand:

tells the story of a man who is kicked out of a dusty town in the middle of the desert, with no memory of who he is or where he came from. Relentlessly pursued by an unknown assailant, and with only a rucksack of odds-and-ends to his name, he embarks on a desperate race across an increasingly bizarre landscape with only one thing in mind: survival.

While the book isn’t due out until November, the first 20 pages will appear on Archaia.com starting today, so go over and check out one of Jim Henson’s latest works.

(Also, be sure to check out the Google Doodle today, designed in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company.)

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