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Animal Farm: Book

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell

(1945)  AF/YA ORWELL, G.
Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all 20th-century political allegories. Its account of a group of barnyard animals that revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama.  DVD ANIMAL (1954)

Animal Farm: Movie
Around the World in Eighty Days: Book

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

(1873)  AF/JF VERNE, J.
In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in 79 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes.  DVD AROUND (1956)

Around the World in Eighty Days: Movie
The Chronicles of Narnia: Book

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

(1950-1956)  JF LEWIS, C.
Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures and epic battles between good and evil — the book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia. For more than 50 years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.  J DVD CHRONICLES (2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Movie
The Count of Monte Cristo: Book

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

(1844)  AF DUMAS, A.
For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.  VIDEO COUNT (1974)

The Count of Monte Cristo: Movie
Ella Enchanted: Book

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

(1997)  JF LEVINE, G.
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.  J DVD ELLA (2004)

Ella Enchanted: Movie
Emma: Book

Emma by Jane Austen

(1816)  AF AUSTEN, J.
As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right–perhaps even her duty–to arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen’s most technically brilliant achievement, Emma sparkles with ironic insights into self-deception, self-discovery, and the interplay of love and power.  DVD EMMA (1972/1996)  VIDEO EMMA (1993/1996/1997)

Emma: Movie
Eragon: Book

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

(2002)  YA PAOLINI, C.
In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.  J DVD ERAGON (2006)

Eragon: Movie
The Great Gatsby: Book

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald’s 1920’s classic story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.   DVD GREAT (1974)

The Great Gatsby: Movie
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Book

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy.
J DVD HARRY (2002)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Movie
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Book

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

(1998)  JF ROWLING, J.
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.  J DVD HARRY (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Movie
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Book

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

(1999)  JF ROWLING, J.
During his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents’ deaths.  J DVD HARRY (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Movie
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Book

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

(2000)  JF ROWLING, J.
Harry Potter, a fourth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, longs to escape his hateful relatives, the Dursleys, and live as a normal fourteen-year-old wizard, but what Harry does not yet realize is that he is not a normal wizard, and in his case, different can be deadly.  J DVD HARRY (2005)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Movie
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Book

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

(1980)  SF ADAMS, D.
After Earth is demolished to make way for a new hyperspatial expressway, Arthur Dent begins to hitchhike through space.  DVD HITCHHIKER’S (2005)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Movie
Holes: Book

Holes by Louis Sachar

(1998)  JF SACHAR, L.
As further evidence of his family’s bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
J DVD HOLES (2003)

Holes: Movie
Hoot: Book

Hoot by Carl Hiassen

(2002)  YA HIASSEN, C.
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site. From the bestselling mystery novelist comes this story for younger readers. New to Florida, Roy is on the school bus when he spots the running boy–running away from the bus, carrying no books and wearing no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy’s trail, which leads him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, and a renegade eco-avenger.
J DVD HOOT (2006)

Hoot: Movie
I Know What You Did Last Summer: Book

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

(1973)  YA DUNCAN, L.
It was only an accident — but it would change their lives forever. Last summer, four terrified friends made a desperate pact to conceal a shocking secret. But some secrets don’t stay buried, and someone has learned the truth. Someone bent on revenge. This summer, the horror is only beginning…  VIDEO I KNOW (1997)

I Know What You Did Last Summer: Movie
I, Robot: Book

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

(1950)  SF ASIMOV, I.
The three laws of Robotics: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated these three simple directives governing their behavior. In I,Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future–a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians and robots that secretly run the world–all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov’s trademark.  DVD I (2004)

I, Robot: Movie
Little Women: Book

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

(1868)  JF ALCOTT, L.
In picturesque 19th-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.  DVD LITTLE (1933)  J DVD LITTLE (1994)  J VIDEO (1949)

Little Women: Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Book

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

(1954)  AF/YA/JF TOLKIEN, J.
Following the adventures of Frodo and his friends, part one ofThe Lord of the Rings now features a special movie tie-in jacket.  DVD LORD (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Book

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

(1954 1955)
Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger. They lost the wizard Gandalf in battle, and Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs, Frodo and Sam escaped to continue the journey alone, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.  DVD LORD (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Book

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob. But Frodo is still alive, in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while, the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws nearer to the Cracks of Doom.
DVD LORD (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Movie
Of Mice and Men: Book

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

In depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
DVD OF (1992)

Of Mice and Men: Movie
The Outsiders: Book

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton  (1967)

The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parents’ death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

The Outsiders: Movie
Pride and Prejudice: Book

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

(1813)  AF AUSTEN, J.
Jane Austen’s elegant novel reveals her complex view of the human condition. The story centers on the charming and vibrant Elizabeth Bennett, one of five sisters whose family circumstance dictates that they marry well, and the misunderstandings that can result–sometimes hilariously–from hasty judgments. DVD PRIDE (1940/1995/2005)

Pride and Prejudice: Movie
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and HighAdventure: Book

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and HighAdventure by William Goldman

(1973)  AF GOLDMAN, W.
This cult classic contains pirates, evil princes, sorcerers, and, most importantly, true love.

The Princess Bride: Movie
The Princess Diaries: Book

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

(2000)  YA CABOT, M.
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

The Princess Diaries: Movie
The Scarlet Letter: Book

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

One of the greatest American novels, its themes of sin, guilt and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychological penetration and understanding of the human heart.
VIDEO SCARLET (1979/1984/1995)

The Scarlet Letter: Movie
Sense and Sensibility: Book

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

(1811)  AF AUSTEN, J.
Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father’s death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous cads, meddlesome matriarchs, and various guileless and artful women impinge on their chances for love and happiness.  DVD SENSE (1995)

Sense and Sensibility: Movie
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Book

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

(2001)  YA BRASHARES, A.
During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Movie
Speak : Book

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

(1999)  YA ANDERSON, L.
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda’s freshman year in high school.  DVD SPEAK (2004)

Speak: Movie
To Kill a Mockingbird: Book

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

(1960)  AF/YA LEE, H.
“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel–a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man’s struggle for justice–but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.  DVD TO (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird: Movie
The War of the Worlds: Book

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

(1897)  AF/JF WELLS, H.
They came from outer space–Mars, to be exact. With deadly heat-rays and giant fighting machine they want to conquer Earth and keep humans as their slaves. Nothing seems to stop them as they spread terror and death across the planet. It is the start of the most important war in Earth’s history. And Earth will never be the same.
DVD WAR (1953/2005)

The War of the Worlds: Movie