Books into Films

War horse by Michael Morpurgo

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It is 1914, and Joey, a farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of World War I on the Western Front.  When Joey is dragged away, his heart aches for Albert, the farmer’s son he is forced to leave behind.

In the army the beautiful red-bay horse is trained to charge the enemy, drag heavy artillery, and carry wounded soldiers not much older than Albert off the battlefields.  Amongst the clamoring of guns and while plodding through the cold mud, Joey wonders if the war will ever end.  And if it does, will he ever find Albert again?

Runner up for the Whitbread award.

 

 

 

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Dead Unna by Phillip Gwyne

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Dumby Red and Blacky do not have alot in common.

Dumby’s got the knack with girls.  Blacky never knows what to do.

Dumby’s got a killer smile.  Blacky needs braces.

Dumby’s from the Point.  Blacky’s from the Port.

Dumby’s a Nunga.  Blacky’s white.

But they are friends.  And it could be deadly…. Unna?

Big game by Dan Smith (Now a movie)

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DANGER – ACTION – SURVIVAL

The hunt is on…. Armed only with a bow and arrow, thirteen-year-old Oskari reluctantly sets out into the freezing wilderness of his Finnish homeland as part of an ancient trail of manhood.  But instead of finding animals to hunt, he stumbles upon an escape pod from a burning aeroplane : Air Force One.

Terrorists have shot down the President of the United States and they are on their way to capture him…

Even if the boy and the world’s most powerful man can evade them, how can they possibly survive in the wild?

Now a movie starring Samual L. Jackson

Horns – (Now a major motion picture) by Joe Hill

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A new master in the field of suspense.

It’s time for a little revenge.

It’s time the devil had his due….

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

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Designated ugly fat friend….

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

You either know one, you have one, or you are one.

Seventeen year old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl at school, but she has a loyal group of friends, biting wit, and a spot on BS detector.  She is also too smart to fall for the charms of Wesley.  But when he casually refers to Bianca as the Duff of her crew – the gloves are off!!!

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children by Ransom Riggs

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“A tense, moving, and wondrously strange novel.  The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story… ” John Green author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

 

If I stay by Gayle Forman

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Now a major film.

If you love this you may enjoy the sequal WHERE SHE WENT.

 

Which was better the book or the film???

cheers

Mrs. Brown