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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You - December 2018 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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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 is here 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 December

Widowed only two years into her marriage to the king of France, Mary Stuart returns home to reclaim her place as Queen of Scotland. But her younger sister, Elizabeth I, has taken over rule of Scotland and England in her place and will not willingly hand over her crown. John Guy’s non fiction account of the life of Mary Queen of Scots sheds new light on the tumultuous life of this fascinating figure.

Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996.

Based on the many Mary Poppins stories by P.L. Travers, this film revisits the adult Banks children and the circumstances that bring the magical Mary Poppins back into their lives.

A funny take on the classic sleuths and their famous mysteries.

Murphy, Julie, 1985-

The plus size daughter of a former beauty queen, Willowdean “Dumplin’” Dickson, has never cared what other people think of her weight. But when a new crush returns her affection, she has a crisis of confidence. Determined to gain her self-esteem back by whatever means necessary, Dumplin’ decides to do the unthinkable: enter and win the local beauty contest. Her daring decision inspires others and soon a whole host of girls are determined to show their town that beauty is more than skin deep.

After an earth-shattering war, survivors rebuilt cities on wheels to navigate the unstable terrain. London is one such city: warring, scavenging and pillaging to survive. Tom has lived there his whole life but finds himself hurled from his home into the Out-Country after thwarting a young, scarred assassin. Now, Tom and this violent young woman must navigate these wastelands together.

Malerman, Josh,

At first, the reports of extremely violent and fatal attacks across the globe were disconcerting but not immediately threatening. But as the attacks became more frequent and got closer to home, the rumors of a visually transferred madness went from fantasy to all too real reality. Blindfolded and unsure how much longer she can survive holed up in a boarded-up house, Malorie must venture out of safety to find others who might still be alive.