Obsessive Nostalgia Disorder / Little Sis Tuesday: Willow Storybook

Today, I am combining two of my favorite kinds of posts: Obsessive Nostalgia Disorder Monday and Little Sis Tuesday. You see, I planned to blog about this book I rediscovered, then Little Sis asked if she could talk about it, so I figured, why not kill two birds with one stone? - Danzel

Willow: The Storybook Based On The Movieadapted by Cathy East Dubowski.
Based on the film Willowstory by George Lucas, screenplay by Bob Dolman.
Lucasfilm / Random House, 1988.

Danzel: Some of you may remember, my grandmother had a garage fire back in December and has been living at my dad's. The cleaners have brought her boxes and boxes of stuff, which the girls have been exploring. Somehow, that led us to exploring other nooks at my dad's, where I found this book!

I'm pretty sure it belonged to my sister, although I would have read it, too.

I love my 1980s fantasy films! I remember seeing Willow in the theater with my dad and sister. Later, we had it on VHS, taped off television, I think. I never bought it on DVD, and now, it seems to be in limbo. It's probably changed hands since Lucasfilm was bought by Disney. Used or imported copies on Amazon are usually expensive or counterfeit, and sadly, the copy at the library is scratched in a couple of places. Still, I've been able to show it to the girls.

Little Sis: I like the pictures [in the book] because they're from the movie. The movie's pretty, except for maybe the trolls.

Danzel: And one of the trolls becomes that ugly two-headed dragon thingy

I like the Brownies!

Danzel: Did you know that the guy who played the High Aldrin played the baby who turns into a pig in the 1933 Alice in Wonderland?

Little Sis: Huh.

Danzel: Warwick Davis, who played Willow, was Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, but I can't seem to get you guys to watch those movies. [Mommy makes a sad face.] He also played Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter movies... oh, but I guess you haven't seen those, either.

Little Sis: I think the fairy [Cherlindrea] is pretty.

Danzel: And how cute is that baby???

Danzel: Okay, did you recognize the actress playing the evil Queen Bavmorda?

Little Sis: No... ?

Danzel: She was in another '80s fantasy movie that somebody [pointed look at Little Sis, who is the somebody in question] in this house loooooooved when she was little. She had many heads...

Little Sis: Oh! Return to Oz!

Danzel: Yes, she was Mombi. The main Mombi, with her original head.

Danzel: When I was a kid, I wanted to look like Sorsha.

Danzel: Have anything else you want to say?

Little Sis: Hmm? Nah.

Tonight is the summer solstice! I have a pretty Midsummer-related book to share tomorrow. Hope your summer is going well! (Unless you're south of the equator. Then, Happy Winter!)

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  1. HA HA HA! Adorable, you guys. Had NO clue there was a book version of this! THAT BABY. Cutest baby alive. And you guys are seriously hilarious!

    1. Seriously, though, her expressions! (Er, their expressions, as I think she was played by twins.) So adorable!

      I didn't remember this book, either, until I found it at my dad's. Ha!


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