Sunday, November 8, 2009

Children's Movies from Books - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. The Alice series, which began with The Agony of Alice in 1985, follows Alice from sixth grade through senior year in high school, although three prequels that aren't in the movie each cover a lower grade.
  • A2) C.S. Lewis. Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia, published in 1951, is the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series.
  • A3) Darren Shan. The Vampire's Assistant, published in 2000, is the second book in the Vampire Blood trilogy.
  • A4) Jeanne Duprau. The City of Ember was published in 2003 but took three years to win the Mark Twain Award from Missouri's fourth through sixth grade readers.
  • A5) Judi Barrett. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, published in 1978, was illustrated by Judi's husband Ron. Given the success of the movie, I'd expect a sequel based on the 2000 follow-up Pickles to Pittsburgh sooner than three decades from now.
  • A6) Neil Gaiman. Coraline, published in 2002, won Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella and a Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers.
  • A7) Philip Pullman. The Golden Compass, published in 1995 and the winner of the U.K.'s Carnegie Medal in Literature the following year, originally referenced a circle-drawing compass but now refers to Lyra's alethiometer, which is a sort of truth-detecting compass.
  • A8) Cornelia Funke. Inkheart, published in 2003, was followed by Inkspell in 2005 and Inkdeath in 2007.
  • A9) Wendy Orr. Orr first sketched out some of the ideas that became Nim's Island in a story called "Spring Island" when she was only nine years old. Kerry Millard provided the illustrations for the 1999 book.
  • A10) Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The Spiderwick series began with The Field Guide in 2003 and reached five books in less than a year and a half.
  • A11) Kate Dicamillo. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread was published in 2003 and won that year's Newbery Medal.
  • A12) Stephenie Meyer. The Twilight series began with the novel of the same name in 2005 and was followed by New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn in one-year intervals.

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