Children’s book & film comparisons
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From classics like The Wizard of Oz and to Call of the Wild, children’s stories have been turned into movies. Books that become movies have already been embraced by an audience. By bringing the story to the big screen, the book is able to reach a wider audience.
Be sure to check your local public library to borrow these books and movies. Many libraries have online resources like Libby and Hoopla that allow you to borrow books and movies digitally for free.
Here are a few of children and teen books that have made the transformation from pages to the big screen:
Book: Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Film: Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
Book: Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Film: Captain Underpants
Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Film: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Book: The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
Film: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Book: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Film: Hunger Games
Book: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Book: Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Film: Lord of the Rings
Book: A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Book: Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
Film: Soul Surfer
Book: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Whether you watch the movie first or read the book first, it’s great to compare the two. If you’ve read the book first, then the movie isn’t how you imagined it. If you’ve seen the movie first, then what you’ve seen on screen is how you might imagine the characters to be when reading the book. Either way, give it a go.
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