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 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."