Popcorn and a Book (27): Epic / The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs

Bookish Notions

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The Book: 1996

The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs written and illustrated by William Joyce (HarperCollins)

The Film: 2013

Epic directed by Chris Wedge (Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios)

I had never heard of The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce before the trailers for Epic started rolling out, but I was very excited to learn that this animated feature about leaf warriors is based on a picture book. Although, having seen the film, ‘based’ might be too strong of a word unless preceded by ‘very loosely’. I don’t think it is entirely fair to compare the book to the film as the two stories are extremely different—but I’m going to do it anyway.

The picture book tells the story of an elderly woman whose life seems to be connected to the life of her garden, specifically her beloved…

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