The story revolves around a New England family suffering the loss of their father. When the family stumbles upon a witch's broom, it springs to life, sweeping away the neighbors, teaching the kids magic and helping to heal the family.
Paramount Pictures is looking at an early 2005 start date.
Van Allsburg's other books include "The Polar Express," "Jumanji" and "Zathura."
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter
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