When a story’s so good it makes the leap from book-to-film (or sometimes film-to-book), fans get treated to the thrill of discovery all over again. Great adaptations illuminate the stories we love, bring faces to our favourite characters, and soundtracks to remember. Whereas amazing novelisations allow deeper exploration of characters, backstories, motivations and plotlines. Here are some of our favourite book-to-film crossovers.
Read the internationally bestselling book before you watch the major movie from Lionsgate, starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. This special edition is complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
A complex, compelling portrait of a marriage that raises painful issues, even as it has you howling with recognition. 'The Wife picks up some of the hard questions with the lightest, most glittering or touches' - Allison Pearson, author of I Don't Know How She Does It.
Ian McEwan's celebrated novel, now an unmissable film starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Brooklyn)
The extraordinary true story of the black detective who goes undercover to investigate the KKK
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns) is a teen romance with a twist, exploring the tragic business of being alive and in love. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw - The Fault in Our Stars is perfect for young adults and adults alike.
The bestselling, Pulitzer prize-winning classic.
Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God.
A stunning collector's edition of John Boyne's unforgettable novel, with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.
What would you do if you had to choose? A haunting novel about the power of love and loss - a story that won't quite let you go.
A beautiful hardback edition of Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. This lovely edition is part of the highly collectible Puffin 'cloth' Classics series - all the titles in the range have attractive 'cloth' textured covers with a stunning repeat pattern design specific to each story. Charlotte's Web makes a perfect addition to the collection which includes some of the best-loved Puffin titles of all time.
MORE THAN 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLD WIDE. Soon to be a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
An iconic novel that continues to inspire millions of fans around the world, and now a major new Disney movie.
Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull?
Delve into the dangerous DC Universe and discover how Batman became the world’s favourite vigilante.
A collection of titles curated for teachers by our education team at Penguin Random House