What are the best novels made into Disney movies?

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    #1The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.
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    Rubén Guillén
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Mark Twain is a good author, and this book is indeed a classic. However, I think the racist overtones from the 1800s have no real place in modern society. I personally don't dislike the story of Huck Finn... and the Disney movie is certainly entertaining. It's getting a little harder to justify calling this a "good" book now, though, and my rating reflects that."
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    #2The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Terry Schultz
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) is one of my all time favorites. The book and movies are amazing and never get old! Highly recommend for anyone considering. "
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    #3Bridge to Terabithia

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Jess and Leslie started a unique friendship. The other day, they were competing against each other. The next day, they were inseparable. Together, they created the magical world of Terabithia where imagination is their only limit.

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    Helen Elliott
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Friendships can be irreplaceable sometimes. They may build empires and wonders with their bonds of love, respect and virtues. This book is about two friends that are the example of that. It describes how they go through hard times and good times and create the magical world of Terabithia."
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    #4Holes

    Holes

    Holes by Louis Sachar is an adventure fiction novel published in 1998. This book follows the story of a young boy named Stanley Yelnats who was sent to a detention center for redemption and something more.

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    Betty Holland
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a great book that was made into an outstanding movie. It's not typical Disney princess material, and I like it a lot."
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    #5The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries

    The Princess Diaries is the first book in the Princess Diaries series written by Meg Cabot which follows the life of Mia Thermopolis. This has been adapted into a film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.

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    Lawrence McCoy
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "A good little story that was turned into a movie. Think I like the book more for typical reasons."
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    #6The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a classic novel by the acclaimed French writer, Victor Hugo. It tells the story of Quasimodo, a disfigured hunchback who rings the church bells at Notre Dame, and the gypsy Esmeralda who changes his life.

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    Bruce Armstrong
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a classic story and this book lets you know the whole story. If you liked the children's movie, then this book will be a great read for you. I thought that the author did a great job and I can see why this book is a classic."
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    #7The 101 Dalmatians

    The 101 Dalmatians

    This book is the original novel about the story of 101 dalmatians who get stolen by Cruela de Vil, in order to skin them for their fur. Pongo and Missis are a couple of dalmatians who get most of their baby dogs stolen, and with the operation 'Twilight barking' they rescue them before it's too late. 

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    Amit Venkatesan
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Wonderful book to read."
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    #8Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a book where wordplay, parody, and logical and philosophical puzzles are everywhere. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning in every page.
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    Tammy Morrison
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The classic and beloved children's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll is a must read for all. I recommend reading it before watching all of the animated versions of this classic, such fun with so many off the wall tangents."
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    #9Arabian Nights

    Arabian Nights
    Arabian Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern stories and folktales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. This includes stories such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin, and Sinbad the Sailor.
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    Randy Washington
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Since I was a kid, I've always been a great fan of Disney movies. What I did not understand then, was that the Disney movies are based on works of wonderful literary quality. With Arabian Nights, I was able to read the original stories and folktales that comprised some of my favorite movies when I was a kid, and the experience of reading these stories was spectacular. "
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    #10Tuck Everlasting

    Tuck Everlasting

    Tuck Everlasting is a classic children's novel by Natalie Babbit that tells the story of the immortal Tuck family who has realized that immortality is as much a curse as it is a blessing, and so is determined to save Winnie Foster from this fate.

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    Pamela Weber
    Written on April 19, 2018
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    #11The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh

    The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh
    The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh is a deluxe and unabridged edition of stories by A.A. Milne from the books Winnie-The-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. It also includes full-color illustrations by Ernest Shepard. 
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    Gao Wei
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a great book and Winnie the Pooh is probably the best Disney character. I like how the book is the complete adventures, so nothing is missing."
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    #12Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Treasure Island is a children's historical novel by Robert Louis Stevenson that tells the story of Jim Hawkins as he sets off on an expedition in search of Captain Flint's buried treasure. Along the way, he endures mutiny and pirate attacks. 

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    Ajay Venkatesan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I love a great Disney movie. I also love the books that spawn those movies. Treasure Island was a great tale that later went to the big screen. It really hooked you into the setting and made you want to find the treasure yourself."
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    #13The Art of The Adventures of Tintin

    The Art of The Adventures of Tintin

    The Art of The Adventures of Tintin is an art book by Chris Guise and Weta Workshop. Published in 2011 by Harper Design, it features the concept art of the movie The Adventures of Tintin.

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    Samuel Pena
    Written on May 15, 2018
    " Tells the behind the scenes saga of how the filmmakers created the film from the original Hergé artwork and books. The book includes the first conceptual drawings, models, costumes and the final stills of the movie."

Summary

Best What are the best novels made into Disney movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBooks 42 Free
2The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 39 Paid
3Bridge to TerabithiaBooks 37 Paid
4HolesBooks 30 Paid
5The Princess DiariesBooks 23 Paid
6The Hunchback of Notre DameBooks 19 Paid
7The 101 DalmatiansBooks 19 Paid
8Alice's Adventures In WonderlandBooks 7 Paid
9Arabian NightsBooks 5 Paid
10Tuck EverlastingBooks 4 Paid
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