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.

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Holes

Winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal, "Holes" is a mystery comedy novel by American author Louis Sachar. The story revolves around a boy, cursed with bad luck, who is sent to a juvenile camp for a crime he did not commit. The boys are forced to dig holes every day in search of a lost treasure sought by the warden.

In 2003, Walt Disney Pictures took on a film adaptation of "Holes," with American actors Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight in the lead roles. The film was both a box office and critical success, with the late film critic Roger Ebert saying it left him "feeling challenged and satisfied."

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