Or the movie by the book in fact. There is plenty of opportunity to compare both over the summer with another bunch of movies based on books, hitting the screens for summer.
Top of the list for me is the much anticipated Twilight , based on the first book in the series by Stephenie Meyer. Vampire fiction has gone in and out of fashion over the years, but has always been around. This series is in heavy demand in the library and although I am not sure from the trailers if some of the casting matches the pictures in mind, I am still looking forward to Twilight the movie which opens in New Zealand on Boxing Day. Meanwhile I am devouring Breaking Dawn which is book 4 of the series. Something for the whole family will be Marley and Me, the movie based on John Grogan's story of a labrador dog with a personality and will, all his own. Rodney Libraries have several different versions of this story, including the picture book and the children's abridged version. Marley and Me the movie opens in New Zealand early in the New Year. The New Year also brings another family movie The Tales of Despereaux based on the book by Kate diCamillo. This is a "modern day fairy tale about a little mouse born under a big castle" and has some very well known voices behind the animations. We have several different versions of the book (click here to see our catalogue) from picture to childrens fiction.
If you don't want a trip to the movies but still want to match up the book and the film, don't forget our extensive DVD collection which contains lots of titles that began life as books. Have a look through our catalogue or ask at your local library.
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