From Page to Screen: The Best Books Made into Movies

With The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug finally hitting theaters, check out our picks for the best tomes to get the big-screen treatment (35 Photos)

Nisha Gopalan on Dec 13, 2013 at 4:31PM

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From Page to Screen: The Best Books Made into Movies

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'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' (2012)

Dr. Seuss wrote his 30th children's book The Lorax way back in 1971, but the author's fable about the danger that industrialization poses to nature has never been more timely. So it's fitting that the book -- which tells of a mustachioed Lorax who defends the trees against the greedy Once-ler (who uses them to create clothes that he insists "everyone needs") -- finally hit the big screen in all its vibrantly colored Seussian glory on March 2, 2012. With a positive message and an all-star voice cast that includes Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms and Danny DeVito, this is one film you abso-Seuss-ly need to watch.

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