Great Movies and Their Books

Are you a moviegoer, an avid reader, or a bit of both? Do you know that many movies are actually based on books, such as picture books and novels? Many readers are excited to see that their favourite books are made into movies, while fans of these movies will try to find out what the original works are like.

On the other hand, if a movie is very popular, it might get turned into a book for the fans to enjoy the story in another medium. Be it movies or books, it’s great stories that we all enjoy. So, here are some good picks for you!

The Chronicles of Narnia (7 Volume Set)
《The Chronicles of Narnia (7 Volume Set)》


‘Narnia’ is one of the most famous fantasy lands in children’s books. In this magical world, there are witches, talking animals and lots of adventures.

Four brothers and sisters, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, found a wardrobe which led to Narnia. There, they met the Great Lion Aslan, who asked them to help save Narnia from the control of the White Witch. If they fail, Narnia would be in winter forever.

A few movies have been produced based on this series, including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. If you want to know about the full adventures of Narnia, you must not miss the original books!



Joy. Sadness. Anger. Fear. Disgust. These are some of our basic emotions. They are also the core members inside ‘the Headquarters’ of Riley’s brain in the popular movie Inside Out. Each of them had unique influence on Riley, an 11-year-old girl who had just moved to a new home with her parents.

As Riley found that her new life wasn’t going so well, her emotions were also facing a crisis – Joy and Sadness were accidentally sucked out of the Headquarters. Since Joy was gone, Riley couldn’t feel happy any more. What should everyone do?

Inside Out is a creative and meaningful story about emotions and memories. Apart from the movie, you can also enjoy the story in this picture book.

Star Wars The Force Awakens (Junior Novel)
《Star Wars The Force Awakens (Junior Novel)》

作者:Michael Kogge
出版:Disney Lucasfilm Press,2016

Have you watched any Star Wars films? Ever since its first release in 1977, the film series has attracted millions of fans worldwide. The fans are fascinated by the adventures of the space heroes ‘a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away’.

Episode VII: The Force Awakens follows Return of the Jedi in the original trilogy of the Star Wars series. Thirty years after the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance defeated the evil Empire, a new dark power appears again. The Resistance, led by Princess Leia, must try to stop the evil First Order. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker was still missing, and space pilot Poe Dameron seemed to receive a map that shows his location…

If you are a Star Wars fan, perhaps it’s time for you to read the book to complete the experience!

The Little Prince 小王子
《The Little Prince 小王子》

作者:Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | 周克希

The Little Prince is a classic loved by both adults and children. It is so popular that there have been a number of movies and TV series made over the years.

The narrator of the story was a pilot. He got trapped in the Sahara Desert after a plane crash. There, he met ‘the Little Prince’, who told the pilot of his story.

The prince came from an asteroid (a very small planet) the size of a house. On the asteroid there was a rose that he deeply loved. When his love was not returned, he left his home and started exploring different planets in the universe. In the journey, the little prince met different people and learnt about different things, such as the meaning of love, and that ‘One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye’.

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