Saturday, December 17, 2011

Miracles, Movies and The Library

Only recently did I find out that the library carries not only one of my favorite Christmas movie classics, it carries the book by Valentine Davies that inspired the movie. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Eight days til Christmas - just enough time to read it with the kids.

The library has featured some additional books that are current and upcoming movies:

Books into Movies 
This month, we're highlighting movies that were based on a book. Check out the original story at your library!
by Michael Morpurgo  
Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master. An excellent choice for young fans of historical fiction, appropriate for older elementary and teen readers.
In theaters December 25, 2011.

A descendant of royalty and one of the largest landowners in Hawaii, Matthew King struggles to deal with his out-of-control daughters--ten-year-old Scottie and seventeen-year-old Alex--as well as his comatose wife, whom they are about to remove from lifesupport.
In theaters January 12, 2012.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmesby Arthur Conan Doyle
Brush up on your Sherlock mysteries before the movie-sequel "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" comes to theaters December 16, 2011. Note: this movie isn't based on any particular story by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Also available in eBook, eAudiobook & audiobook CD.
by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon TattooForty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger from the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family, her octogenarian uncle hires journalist Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, an unconventional young hacker, to investigate.
Also available in large print and audiobook CD.
In theaters December 21, 2011.

Coming soon...
These books are also being turned into films (in development for 2012). If you haven't yet read these titles, check them out now before they're "rediscovered" by filmgoers.
AdmissionBack RoadsAbraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterOdd Thomas  

Find more in the category "Reel Reads: Books Into Movies" on the Library's Reader's Club site.

Which one will you pick up at your library today? Has anyone read Abe Lincoln, Vampire Hunter?

xoxo Michele


I am LOVD said...

Oh what a beautiful book - I love its vintage cover!

Jill said...

Love Miracle on 34th Street. I never knew there was a book (or books as the case may be). I will have to look for the Tomie dePaola one because I love his stuff.
Merry Christmas!

LeslieP said...

I didn't realize there was a book for Miracle on 34th street either. The Descendants looks really good. I'd like to read that one. Thanks for these suggestions!