6 award-winning children's books that were turned into movies
From 'Holes' to 'The Polar Express,' these are the acclaimed short stories that made the leap from the library to the screen.
Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, "The Giver" by American writer Lois Lowry is about a post-apocalyptic, dystopian society where pain and strife have been eliminated by wiping everyone's memories. Instead, only one person, called the "Receiver of Memory," is allowed to possess recollections of the past to assist with community decisions.
In 2014, "The Giver" was turned into a film starring American actor Jeff Bridges, Israeli rising star Odeya Rush and Australian Brenton Thwaites.
"We have managed to keep the same spirit that this beloved book has," said Rush, who was born in the coastal city of Haifa. "And it’s an honor to do something from Lois Lowry because I’m a big fan of her [work]."