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March 2014 : Book into Film
The relationship between books and films is complicated. Film-makers love to adapt popular books with an assured audience. However often seeing and loving the film can encourage children and adults to read the book.
Here are some books for children and teens whose film adaptations will appear in 2014. Why not read the book first!
For younger children:
Film-makers are going for the nostalgia market this year. Look out for :
Postman Pat: the Movie due in May
Paddington: the Movie due out later in the year.
Cressida Cowell’s Dragon series have proved popular as both books and films. How to Train your Dragon 2 is due out in July and the book is already available to borrow.
An example of a series of books which have increased in popularity because of the films is Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters came out on film last year…and we still have children asking for the books as a result.
Markus Zusak The Book Thief This Second World War novel appealed to teenagers and adults alike. The film, due in Feb, should have similar crossover appeal.
John Green The Fault in Our Stars This novel of teenage love and loss has been one of the surprise successes of recent years. The film , due in June, will only increase that popularity.
The Maze Runner James Dashner This story is the first of a series about teenage survival in an apocalyptic world .The film is due in the autumn to rival the release of Mockingjay Part 1 , the next in the Hunger Games series.