Youth Fantasy/Scifi Books Made Into Movies

Alia

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A few weeks ago a friend of mine who works in one of the schools reading class mentioned to me that the class book they have read for the last few years is starting to get old. She wanted a new book to replace Harry Potter and the Sourcers Stone. She asked me if I knew of any books made for the youth that were made into movies or anime.

Well... I knew a few. (While I'm at work ~ and that's no easy task!)

A Wrinkle in Time
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Holes
Peter Pan
Aladdin
The Cat In the Hat
The Black Cauldron

Do you know a few I've forgotten?
 

BookStop

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Secret of Nimh)
Island of the Blue Dolphin
Hobbit
Shiloh
Because of Winn Dixie
The Indian in the Cupboard
Misty of Chincoteague
Ella Enchanted
E.T.
Dinotopia
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
The Borrowers
Charlotte's Web
Little House on the Prairie
Stuart Little

Ok- I've got 3 kids, it's not my fault exactly that I know all these.
 

Adasunshine

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Witches, BFG, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach (my personal fave adaptation) - all by Roald Dahl

Tom's Midnight Garden was made into a mini-series over here in the UK for BBC

The Grinch
Lemony Snicket

That's all I can think of right now, I know there's more though...

xx
 

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Neverending Story
I'll second BFG and James & The Giant Peach (my favourite)
Mary Poppins
A Christmas Carol
Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang
The Water Babies
The Land The Time Forgot
The Princess Bride
The Indian In The Cupboard
A Kid In King Arthur's Court
The Borrowers
Tuck Everlasting
Howl's Moving Castle
Mirrormask
Nanny McPhee


 

j d worthington

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Very glad to see someone list Tuck Everlasting... I've not seen the original, but I quite liked the remake from Disney a few years ago; apparently it met with the original author's approval, too, as she adds her imprimatur on the DVD. A beautifully understated film in many ways...
 
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LeGuin's Earthsea books (much to her regret)
Christopher's Tripods trilogy (though that was a TV series not a movie IIRC)
Hughes' The Iron Giant
 

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Nesacat said:
Howl's Moving Castle
Nanny McPhee

I'd like to point out that the film of Howl's Moving Castle, whilst an excellent piece of film-making, bears very little resemblance to the book, and the film Nanny McPhee is actually based on three "Nurse Matilda" books, not just one ! I loved the latter film though - Emma Thompson, Colin First, Thomas Sangster, and the others who make up the "Great British Film cast" (TM) are brilliant...
 

Barristan

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Books that have been made into TV series' by UK TV

The Tripods trilogy - John Christopher
Children of Green Knowe - Lucy M Boston
The Queens Nose - Dick King-Smith (Also wrote Babe, but the book was called The Sheep Pig)
Archers Goon - Diana Wynne Jones
The box of Delights - John Masefield
Carrie's War - Nina Bawden
The Demon Headmaster - Gillian Cross
Stig of the Dump - Clive King
Five Children and IT - E Nesbit ( also did the Railway Children and The Enchanted Castle, both also made into films or series)

Hope that provides inspiration :D
 

Crazihors

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National Velvet
The Silver Brumby - although the film has a different title
The Black Stallion
The Brothers Grimm - although that's a film about the brothers themselves, it gives great insight into their stories, is funny, and slightly misleading -you'll know ehat i mean if you watch it.
And all the Disney ones
hope that helps!
 

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