Disney Literature Challenge


I'm getting quite fond of those perpetual challenges, as it is very easy to convince myself that I'll be able to finish them some time in my life.
Sarah's Disney Literature Challenge is even better, because the point is just reading whatever I like from the books that inspired the Disney movies.

Surprisingly, I have read more books than I thought, or maybe I just don't always link the book and the movie when it is Disney. Concerning the folk stories, I won't list them here, as I want to concentrate on the novels as a challenge and I have read them all anyway (yes, including Mulan etc).

Books I have read:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving (1820)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (1865)
Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll (1871)
Peter Pan, by Sir J.M. Barrie
Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers (1934)
The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen (1836)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo (1831)

Books I plan to read:

The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame (1908) [also on my Fill in the Gaps List]
The Once and Future King, by T.H. White (1958) [also on my Arthurian Challenge List]
The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling (1894) [also on my Fill in the Gaps List]
Bed-knob and Broomstick, by Mary Norton (1957)
Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne (1926)
The Rescuers, by Magery Sharp (1959)
Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens (1838) [Kehl]
Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1914)

1 comments:

Sarah Miller May 11, 2009 at 2:38 AM  

Thanks for joining in. Give me a nudge when you post a review, will you?

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Constantly changing places is inherent to my life. Books have always been steady friends which I could bump into wherever I was all over the world.
Stumbling upon Kaminer's German stories of "Die Reise nach Trulala" in Reykjavík's city library is as moving as meeting the Icelandic sagas in Boston's Borders.
To see a book again, that I've read thousands of kilometers away makes me smile "Hey I know you.." and shake hands by thumbing through it for a while.