Wondering what books were made into movies? Here’s a start on some of the biggest movies based on books.
Coraline is a 2009 3D fantasy children’s film based on Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novel of the same name. This story is about a curious young girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her family’s new home. She enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. On the surface, this “Other World” eerily mimics her own life – though it is much more fantastical. While encountering different versions of her own life ultimately, Coraline must rely on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to get back home – and save her family.
Genre: Animation / Fantasy / Family
Available in both GS and HS Call No. G12c 2008
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: OWLS OF GA’HOOLE
A fantasy family adventure based on the series “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” written by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father’s favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd’s jealousy has terrible consequences–causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians of Ga’Hoole–Soren’s only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.
Genres:Drama / Fantasy / Family
Available in GS Books 1 to 15 Call No. L33g
Books turned into movies and movies turned into books help us to learn various interpretation in presenting a story. Seeing a story come to life in a movie or print format really motivates us to read.
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