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The top 10 Roald Dahl quotes from The BFG

We love Roald Dahl books here at Book People, and with excitement high among Dahl fans due to the release of Steven Spielberg and Disney’s adaptation of The BFG, we thought we would run through our top ten Roald Dahl quotes from The BFG book.

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Best book-to-film adaptations arriving in cinemas in 2016

2016 The BFG film by Steven Spielberg, Roald Dahl and Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combining the mighty talents of Roald Dahl, Disney and Steven Spielberg, the new poster for this summer’s adaptation of The BFG was recently revealed. With these master storytellers working together, we cannot wait for the release of the film in July. However, it got us thinking about just how many more film adaptations we’ll be able to see of our beloved books this year. It turns out there are loads!

Below, we’ll list our favourites – but are there any that you’re particularly looking forward to?

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 January

 The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave film 2016 book Rick Yancey

Chloe Grace Moretz heads a stellar cast in this adaptation of Rick Yancey’s alien invasion/dystopian YA bestseller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Short

The Big Short film Oscars 2016 film book  Michael Lewis

Already surrounded by Oscar buzz, this star-studded film looks back over the recent bankers’ crisis and is based on a non-fiction novel that covered the disaster in its ghastly detail.

 

 

 

February

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies 2016 film based on cult book

If you’ve ever read Jane Austen’s classic and thought ‘What this could do with is more of the undead…’ then February is your lucky month. Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 parody novel, it promises equal amounts of romance and gore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadpool

Deadpool film 2016 Marvel Comic Book

A foul-mouthed, fourth-wall-breaking Marvel comic book character who seems only too aware of how ridiculous some superhero storylines can get, this R-rated film has been eagerly awaited by fans of X-Men and comic books in general. Ryan Reynolds takes the lead role.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring

March

Allegiant

Veronica Roth Allegiant Divergent book film 2016

The third in the series based on Veronica Roth’s bestsellers, this film will find Shailene Woodley’s Tris leaving the ‘safety’ of her hometown Chicago – the only place she’s ever known – in search of a peaceful solution for all its inhabitants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman book 2016 film Henry Cavill Ben Affleck

Do we really need to introduce these two caped heroes? A follow-up to Man of Steel that follows the fall-out of Metropolis, this film will take inspiration from some of the crossover comics and promises to be spectacular. Henry Cavill once again wears the red-and-blue of Superman while Ben Affleck promises to bring something different to the Dark Knight. Jesse Eisenberg also appears as Lex Luthor.

 

April

The Jungle Book

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Rudyard Kipling’s animal fable is fondly remembered in the classic animated Disney form – who hasn’t found themselves humming along to Bear Necessities or chuckling back at the antics of the scouse vultures? This year, Disney have given it the live-action/CGI treatment and brought some of Hollywood’s top players in to add their voices. Among the inspired pieces of casting are Scarlett Johannson as Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan (is it too much to ask that he does his Luther voice?) and Bill Murray as Baloo.

 

 

Summer

May

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America Civil War comic book new film 2016

The Marvel juggernaut continues to gain full steam but this is the film that promises to change everything. Based on a very popular series of comic books, hopes are very high and who doesn’t want to see beloved heroes going face-to-face amidst a backdrop of very shady politics?

 

 

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll James Bobin Disney Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 film book

An ever-so-slightly belated follow-up to the Tim Burton film of 2010, this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland finds Alice (Mia Wasikowska) travelling back in time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).

 

 

 

 

June

Me Before You

Me Before You book film adaptation 2016

If you’re not excited about the feast of football that will make up Euro 2016, this version of Jojo Moyes romantic novel may offer the perfect alternative. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin star in the story of a wealthy London man whose life changes forever when he’s paralyzed and falls under the care of a small town girl…

 

 

 

July

The BFG

Steven Spielberg Disney Roald Dahl 2016 The BFG film book adaptation

We’ve said about the team behind this eagerly awaited adaptation, but how about the fact Wolf Hall and Bridge of Spies actor Mark Rylance is taking the title role? We’re expecting this to make use feel like children again and just be simply, phizz-whizzingly magical.

 

 

 

Autumn

October

The Girl On the Train

The Girl On the Train Emily Blunt 2016 film

Debut author Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller was one of the most talked-about books of last year and we expect the film to invoke similar heated discussions this year. With The Help and Get On Up director in charge of a talented cast including Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson, things are looking good.

 

 

 

 

 

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls film 2016 Patrick Ness Siobhan Dowd book adaptation

Have you read Patrick Ness’ novel based on one of Siobhan Dowd’s final ideas before her death from cancer? If not, you really must. It’s touching, poignant and heartbreaking. A monster comes to visit a young boy in the nights when his mum is gravely ill – but he’s not the monster that was expected… Liam Neeson will voice the monster and Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver also star.

 

 

 

Winter

November

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Newt Scamander Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 book adaptation JK Rowling David Yates Harry Potter Wizarding World

A return to the Wizarding World with original book author J.K. Rowling on scriptwriting duty and David Yates back behind the camera as director, this book takes place 70 years before Harry Potter’s battle with Voldemort and follows Magizoologist Newt Scamander as he heads to New York in the ‘Roaring ‘20s’ and gets much more than he bargained for.


Books for Anger from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out now upon us, children all around the world – and some adults too – are getting excited to meet the characters of the film: Disgust, Anger, Joy, Sadness and Fear. This made us think… which books would the characters from the Inside Out film love, being the personification of such raw emotions? Well, we’ve hunted through the cellar and attic at Book People Manor to find just the right books for the Inside Out characters.

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Books for Anger from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

The Story of Tracy Beaker
Living in a ramshackle care home, it’s no wonder that Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker is angry with the way her life has panned out. Luckily, she uses her vivid imagination to escape from her annoying surroundings and head off on some incredible adventures.

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
You may think ladybirds are pretty little insects covered in spots, but in this book from the Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle shows an entirely different side to them. It’s one we think Anger would definitely appreciate… The star of this book is so angry he picks a fight with a whale, but it’s not long before he realises he’s bitten off more than he can chew and starts to learn about sharing.

Mr. Gum
Not only does Mr. Gum have a scabby arm but he also loves food fights… Is it any wonder he’s always getting angry in various crazy and madcap ways? Bizarre and demented in the best ways possible, we think Mr. Gum and Anger would become best pals as they put the world to rights!

The Twits
Extremely nasty to anyone they know – especially each other – Roald Dahl’s The Twits are a couple you wouldn’t want to meet, but their angry nature is sure to resonate with Anger! Full of anarchy and zaniness, the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird plan to give the Twits a nasty, ghastly surprise…


Books for Joy from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out finally upon us, children all around the world – and some adults too – are getting excited to meet the characters of the film: Disgust, Anger, Joy, Sadness and Fear. This made us think… which books would the characters from the Inside Out film love, being the personification of such raw emotions? Well, we’ve hunted through the cellar and attic at Book People Manor to find just the right books for the Inside Out characters.

Disney-Pixar Inside Out Joy books

Books for Joy from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

Guinea Pigs Online Collection – 3 Books
Guinea Pigs Online is a hilarious series of books that will appeal to those who own the popular pets and fans of Mr Gum, Atticus Claw and Humphrey the Hamster. Written by the talented duo of Jennifer Gray and Amanda Swift, the books are very funny and follow internet-savvy Fuzzy and his incredibly posh hutch-mate Coco.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding
A fabulous love story with drama, laugh-out-loud moments and – of course – a happy ending, all encompassed by the classically rhyming prose of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s glowing colour illustrations, The Scarecrows’ Wedding will be returned to and enjoyed again and again!

Ratburger
A touching read full of zany humour, raw emotion and wonderful observations, Ratburger sure to appeal to David Walliams’ ever-growing legion of fans and draws from the gruesome, anarchic and hilarious humour of the Twits and Mr Gum. A joy for children aged 9 and above.

Tom Gates: Yes! No. (Maybe…)
If your kids are yet to experience the joy of reading Tom Gates’ diary-format books yet, we strongly recommend that they start now – they’re wonderful! This ninth book in the Tom Gates series shows that books can not only be laugh-out-loud funny, but also hugely appealing to even the most reluctant of readers! 


Books for Fear from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

With the release of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out coming tomorrow, children all around the world – and some adults too – are getting excited to meet the characters of the film: Disgust, Anger, Joy, Sadness and Fear. This made us think… which books would the characters from the Inside Out film love, being the personification of such raw emotions? Well, we’ve hunted through the cellar and attic at Book People Manor to find just the right books for the Inside Out characters.

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Books for Fear from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

Skulduggery Pleasant Collection – 3 Books
Praised by readers and critics alike, the Skulduggery Pleasant books are perfectly pitched for younger readers and offer thrill-a-minute adventure, gripping dialogue and laugh-out-loud humour – all at roller coaster pace. Young readers will love this collection of scary, yet equally thrilling, books!

Hollow Pike
Queen of Teen 2014 James Dawson’s Hollow Pike is a darkly mesmerising novel that combines contemporary teen issues, such as bullying, with a haunting tale of witchcraft and sorcery. If you’re looking for a teen read to keep you awake at night, look no further than this wonderful children’s horror writer!

The Saga of Darren Shan Collection – 12 Books
Vampires: check! Frightening human-animal hybrids: check! Atmospheric terror and gripping action: you bet! A worldwide bestseller, The Saga of Darren Shan introduces spider-loving Darren as his attempt to steal an enormous tarantula from a banned freak show forces him into becoming the assistant of a vampire – Mr Crepsley.

Coraline
There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. In the other house, the one behind the old door in the drawing room, she has another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin. And they want her to stay with them… for ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.


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