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The Parent Trap

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  91 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Novelization of the 1961 Disney film.
Paperback, 111 pages
Published October 1st 1968 by Scholastic Book Services (first published 1968)
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Sarah Sammis
Aug 31, 2007 rated it it was ok
It's not a very good adaptation, in my opinion, of the original movie. The dialogue is there but there's very little story to back it up. This novel is more of a script than a book. The story just starts with no explanation and works on the assumption that you've seen the film and are probably reading along as you're watching the film.
Liz B
Oct 01, 2014 added it
Shelves: read-as-a-kid
No star rating, because it's just not fair. Honestly, it did exactly what its audience wanted it to do...so great book.

We got a VCR in 1983, so that's probably when I read this. (I had a heavy novelization period from about 3rd-6th grades.)
Victoria
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
Exactly like the movie...fortunately, I love this story
Wendy
The movie was better.
Brian
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I think it was a really good book, but something was missing that was in the movie. Still a good read.
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I discovered I actually have 2 copies of this really old book. lol It's my favorite Disney movie. This book is good as well for kids or movie fans.

Downgrading it from 4**** to 3***.
When I read this as a child, and it was (and is) my favorite Disney movie of all time, I loved the book. Now that I'm rereading it as an adult, I have problems with it. Then again, I've seen the movie over 40 times so I've got the dialogue memorized. First you must understand that this slim novel is a novelization of
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Hal Johnson
Apr 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, movies, 1960s
When I was nine, I liked this book so much that I assumed the movie was based on the book, and not the other way around -- after all, I'd read other movie novelizations, and none of them were of so high a caliber.

I'm not sure I stand by this assessment.
Steph
Not quite worthy of the three stars I'm giving it, this isn't a very good novelization. But I was so pleased to find a beat-up copy in a used book bin, and it was such a nice, easy read during the darker hours of yesterday's read-a-thon.
Rea K
Aug 31, 2015 added it
Shelves: owned, mine
still the only Parent Trap under my belt. Whoops. when I was really small, I thought that there were two actresses. Ah, film magic.
Therese
Mar 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-teens
I read this book as a kid, after seeing the original movie.
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