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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. June 2017 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Book to movie adaptions for June

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this June:

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Captain Underpants

Fourth graders George and Harold accidentally bring to life their hand drawn superhero, Captain Underpants, after a disastrous experiment with hypnosis on their grumpy school Principal. Now, every time someone snaps their fingers, Mr. Krupp believes he is a good natured, kid-loving, underpants wearing caped crusader. There’s only one problem, he doesn’t actually have any superpowers! Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular series finally gets its big screen debut!

Release Date - June 2, 2017

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The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss)

Kaiser Wilhelm II has been exiled from his native Germany to his palace in Holland. There, he finds his palace staff replaced with SS guards overseen by a young German officer named Krebbs. Krebbs and his men are there to guard the Kaiser as the German army advances into Holland. But while on guard, Krebbs finds himself drawn to one of the Jewish maids in the Kaiser’s service. Through his conversations with her and the exiled Kaiser, Krebbs must face the reality of the war he is helping to fight. Alan Judd’s The Kaiser’s Last Kiss, released cinematically as The Exception, is a fictional take on real events during WWII.

Release Date - June 2, 2017

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My Cousin Rachel

Orphaned at a young age, Phillip is sent to live in the care of his wealthy older cousin Ambrose on his estate in Cornwall. The two grow close as Phillip ages, inseparable except for Ambrose’s winter health sojourns abroad. During one such absence, Ambrose meets and unexpectedly marries the beautiful and mysterious Rachel. Surprised by this sudden decision and dismayed by Ambrose’s declining health, Phillip is eager for the pair to come back to England. But when Ambrose passes away before returning, Rachel arrives in Cornwall alone. Now it is just Phillip and Rachel in the house and Phillip, despite his misgivings, is drawn to her. Did she have anything to do with the surprising death of his beloved guardian?

Release Date - June 9, 2017

Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen!