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Special Projects >> A Treasure of Books for Two Towns

Movie Adaptations of Classic Books

In conjunction with 2010's Community Read, here are some of the classic books mentioned in Anita Silvey's Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Children's Book, together with their film adaptations, all available at the Hamilton-Wenham Library. Read the book, watch the movie! See what you think!

Books

Films

coverThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by
Mark Twain
(1876)
no image available Tom Sawyer
with
Johnny Whitaker
(DVD, 1973)
no image availableThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
produced by
Burbank Studios
(DVD, 1986)
 
coverAnne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
by
Anne Frank
(1947)
no image available The Diary of Anne Frank
directed by
George Stevens
(DVD, 1959;
Also available on VHS)

 
coverBen and Me
by
Robert Lawson
(1939)
no image available Ben and Me
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(VHS, 1953)
 
coverThe Call of the Wild
by
Jack London
(1903)
no image available Call of the Wild
with
Charlton Heston
(VHS, 1972)
no image availableThe Call of the Wild
with
Wes Studi
(DVD, 2009)
 
coverCharlotte's Web
by
E. B. White
(1952)
cover Charlotte's Web
produced by
Hanna-Barbera
(DVD, 1973)
coverCharlotte's Web
produced by
Nickelodeon
(DVD, 2007)

coverEncyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
by
Donald J. Sobol
(1963)

 

 
coverGo, Dog. Go!
by
P. D. Eastman
(1961)
coverAre You My Mother?
includes
Go Dog. Go!
(VHS, 1991)
 
coverHarold and the Purple Crayon
by
Crockett Johnson
(1955)

coverHarold and the Purple Crayon...and More Harold Stories
collected by
Scholastic Inc.
(DVD, 2003;
Also available on VHS)

 
coverHarriet the Spy
by
Louise Fitzhugh
(1964)
coverHarriet the Spy
produced by
Nickelodeon
(VHS, 1996)
 
coverThe Hobbit
by
J. R. R. Tolkien
(1937)
no image availableThe Hobbit
produced by
Rankin & Bass
(VHS, 1977)
 
coverHorton Hatches The Egg
by
Dr. Seuss
(1968)
coverHorton Hatches The Egg
directed by
Ray Messecar
(VHS, 1992)
 
coverJohnny Tremain
by
Esther Forbes
(1943)
coverJohnny Tremain
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(DVD, 1957)
 
coverThe Jungle Book
by
Rudyard Kipling
(1894)
coverThe Jungle Book
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(DVD, 1967;
Also available on VHS)

no image availableRudyard Kipling's Jungle Book
with
Sabu
(DVD, 1942;
Also available on VHS)

coverRudyard Kipling's
The Jungle Book

produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(VHS, 1994)
coverRudyard Kipling's The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli and Baloo
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(VHS, 1997)
coverThe Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(VHS, 1998)
 
coverJust So Stories
by
Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
no image availableThe Elephant's Child
produced by
Rabbit Ears Productions
(VHS, 1986)
 
coverKidnapped
by
Robert Louis Stevenson
(1886)
no image availableKidnapped
produced by
The BBC
(DVD, 1986)
no image availableKidnapped
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(VHS, 1960)
 
coverThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by
C. S. Lewis
(1950)
coverThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(DVD, 2006)
no image availableThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
produced by
The BBC
(VHS, 1988)
 
coverThe Little Engine That Could
by
Watty Piper
(1954)

no image availableThe Little Engine That Could
directed by
Dave Edwards
(VHS, 1991)


 
coverLittle House on the Prairie
by
Laura Ingalls Wilder
(1935)
coverLittle House on the Prairie
with
Michael Landon
(DVD, 1974)
no image availableLittle House on the Prairie
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(DVD, 2005)
 
coverThe Little Prince
by
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
(1943)
coverThe Little Prince
directed by
Stanley Donen
(DVD, 1974)
no image availableThe Little Prince
narrated by
Cliff Robertson
(VHS, 1979)
 
coverLittle Women
by
Louisa May Alcott
(1868/'69)
no image availableLittle Woman
with
Katherine Hepburn
(VHS, 1933)
 
coverMadeline
by
Ludwig Bemelmans
(1939)
coverMadeline
directed by
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
(VHS, 1998)
no image availableMadeline
narrated by
Christopher Plummer
(VHS, 1988)
 
coverMary Poppins
by
P. L. Travers
(1934)
coverMary Poppins
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(DVD, 1964;
Also available on VHS)

 
coverMy Side of the Mountain
by
Jean Craighead George
(1959)
coverMy Side of the Mountain
directed by
James B. Clark
(DVD, 1969;
Also available on VHS)

 
coverPeter Pan
by
J. M. Barrie
(1911)
coverPeter Pan
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(DVD, 1953;
Also available on VHS)

coverReturn to Neverland
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(VHS, 2002)
 
coverThe Secret Garden
by
Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
coverThe Secret Garden
directed by
Agnieszka Holland
(DVD, 1997;
Also available on VHS)



no image availableBack To The Secret Garden
produced by
Hallmark Entertainment
(DVD, 1999)
no image availableThe Secret Garden
adapted for
The BBC
(VHS, 1988)
 
coverShane
by
Jack Schaefer
(1949)
coverShane
with
Alan Ladd
(DVD, 1953;
Also available on VHS)

 
coverThe Snowy Day
by
Ezra Jack Keats
(1962)
coverThe Snowy Day and More Ezra Jack Keats Stories
collected by
Scholastic Inc.
(DVD, 2003)
 
coverThe Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
by
Beatrix Potter
(1906)
no image availableTales of Beatrix Potter, Volume 2
includes
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
(VHS, 1994)
 
coverStrega Nona
by
Tomie DePaola
(1975)
 
coverThe Tailor of Gloucester
by
Beatrix Potter
(1903)
no image availableTales of Beatrix Potter, Volume 2
includes
The Tailor of Gloucester
(VHS, 1994)
 
coverThe Time Machine
by
H. G. Wells
(1895)
coverThe Time Machine
produced by
DreamWorks
(DVD, 2002)
 
coverTo Kill A Mockingbird
by
Harper Lee
(1960)
coverTo Kill A Mockingbird
with
Gregory Peck
(DVD, 2002;
Also available on VHS)

 
no image availableTreasure Island
by
Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
no image availableTreasure Island
produced by
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(VHS, 1934)
coverMuppet Treasure Island
produced by
Brian Henson
(DVD, 1996;
Also available on VHS)

 
no image availableTrue Grit
by
Charles Portis
(1968)
coverTrue Grit
with
John Wayne
(DVD, 1969;
Also available on VHS)

 
cover20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea

by
Jules Verne
(1869)
coverJules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
directed by
Rod Hardy
(DVD, 2006)
cover20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(VHS, 1954)
 
coverWhere the Wild Things Are
by
Maurice Sendak
(1963)
coverWhere the Wild Things Are
directed by
Gene Deitch
(DVD, 2002)



coverWhere the Wild Things Are
directed by
Spike Jonze
(DVD, 2010)
 
coverThe Wind In The Willows
by
Kenneth Grahame
(1908)
no image availableThe Wind In The Willows
produced for
The BBC
(DVD, 2007)
no image availableThe Wind In The Willows
produced by
Pulse Entertainment
(DVD, 2005)
coverThe Wind In The Willows
produced by
Cosgrove Hall
(DVD, 1983;
Also available on VHS )
~
coverA Wrinkle in Time
by
Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
coverA Wrinkle in Time
produced by
The Walt Disney Company
(DVD, 2004;
Also available on VHS )
~
coverThe Yearling
by
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
(1938)
no image availableThe Yearling
directed by
Clarence Brown
(VHS, 1946)

 

 

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