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Based on the Book

Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Inkheart, Spiderwick Chronicles.  Most people know that these recent movies are based on books.  But Children's novels have been providing sources for movies for many years. Here are some movies that you may not know were books first.  Nanny McPhee is based on a series of stories about Nurse Matilda.  Disney has used several children's books over the years.   Oliver and Company is a canine version of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.  The Black Cauldron is based on several of the Chronicles of Prydian by Lloyd Alexander.  And both The Rescuers and Ben and Me are based on books as well.  Read the book, watch the movie, and have a conversation with your family about which one you liked better!