Hi! I’m Sarah from The Little Contemporary Corner and I’m here to talk about Disney…and books. What else could you want from a guest writer? This post is going to be about the books that I want to be turned in to Disney movies. The likeliness of any of these happening is probably about the same as me going in to space tomorrow, but we can all dream can’t we?
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
Apple is perfectly happy with her life until her estranged mother (obviously a Queen) comes back with Rain, a little sister. They don’t get on, that’s somewhat obvious but throughout the story they learn to get on and actually become friends. Are you telling me that doesn’t sound like a really cute Disney movie? It would be based upon a sisters’ friendship and their ability to overcome anything. Think Frozen.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Okay I know Disney cannot contain this much sarcasm and dry humour, but Aristotle, a gay prince who needs to escape the kingdom finding love with a young town’s person called Dante, are you picturing it? The story would be about them discovering their love for each other. I really do think it would be magical.
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
Imagine that Katie is next in line to be the princess, her grandmother the queen, her mother a current princess. Except Katie has never met her grandmother until she comes in to her life suddenly when she is seventeen. Katie’s grandmother is ill and needs Katie’s help to persuade her mother to become the next queen, leaving Katie to discover about their families history and just why her mother has kept her grandmother a secret from her. Set it in London and sing some songs about abandonment and you have the perfect disney movie.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fizpatrick
Princess Sam lives under the strict ruling of her mother, the Queen. She’s a good student, always hard working and achieves the best in her duties. That is until Prince Jace moves in to the castle next door with his endless amounts of siblings (image there are two sides to the town, his Jace’s father owns one half and Samantha’s mother owns the other. I’ve thought this through). Sam wants badly to see Jace, to even interact with him. But she can’t let her mother know. That would be a great disney movie.
If you think of any more, let me know, I think this could be a sales pitch!