November's topic: Books that have been turned into movies. As we found out, a ridiculous amount of kids' movies become books, so finding them wasn't hard. People have even compiled lists
Between the four of us, we covered The Princess Diaries
by Meg Cabot
, by William Steig, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Breshares, Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond,
and The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg,
all of which are pretty recent additions to the movie world.
Most were pretty accurate in their adaptation to the silver screen, although the Polar Express had no dialog (or frightening Tom Hanks clone) and certain elements were glossed over or eliminated in The Princess Diaries
and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
for time and consumer-friendliness.
No meeting in December, but happy holidays to all!
Next meeting: January 16, 2008, 7pm at the Borders cafe on the Eastside.
Topic: Novelizations (Clueless, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars)... or, books that have been made into movies, round 2.
You may have a different moderator by then... if anyone is willing to take over that goes to meetings on a regular basis, let me know!