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The Indian in the Cupboard (and Return)

The Indian in the Cupboard© 1980 Lynne Reid Banks I had to keep watch in the children’s department today, and there bumped into an old friend: Omri, the boy with a seemingly magical cupboard that can turn plastic figures into … Continue reading

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The Aeneid for Boys and Girls

The Aeneid for Boys and Girls© 1908 Alfred J. Church300 pages What do I know of The Aeneid? It’s the story of a survivor of Troy, who goes on to found the City of Rome after breaking the Queen of Carthage’s … Continue reading

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables© 1908 Lucy Maude Montgomery           299 pages  “Anne, are you killed?” shrieked Diana, throwing herself on her knees beside her friend. “Oh, Anne, dear Anne, speak just one word to me and tell me if you’re killed.”“No, … Continue reading

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The Last Battle

The Last Battle© 1956 C.S. Lewis184 pages “This is my password,” said the King as he drew his sword. “The light is dawning, the lie broken. Now guard thee, miscreant, for I am Tirian of Narnia.” In The Magician’s Nephew, … Continue reading

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The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair© 1953 C.S. Lewis217 pages Escaping from bullies in their oppressively modern boarding school, Eustace Scubbs and his friend Jill Pole opened a door and promptly fell into Narnia. Visits to Narnia always come unexpectedly, and never without … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader© 1952 C.S. Lewis223 pages             There are unwanted gifts, and then there are unwanted gifts that pull your only son into a fantasy world of dangerous creatures, powerful enchantments, and … Continue reading

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The Horse and his Boy

The Horse and his Boy© 1954 C.S. Lewis199 pages “For in Calormen, story-telling (whether the stories are true or made up) is a thing you’re taught, just as English boys and girls are taught essay writing. The difference is that … Continue reading

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Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia © 1951 C.S. Lewis 195 pages            Once upon a time four children stumbled through an ordinary-looking wardrobe into another  world altogether, a place called Narnia where they became its kings and … Continue reading

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The Magician’s Nephew

The Magician’s Nephew © 1955 C.S. Lewis 183 pages           Diggory and Polly were just two kids on vacation exploring a forbidding-looking attic. They didn’t intend to witnesss Creation, let alone accidently unleash evil into it. Like … Continue reading

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Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Of

This week the Broke and the Bookish are asking people who their most-read authors are. 1. Isaac Asimov  It’s been a while since I read the dear doctor here, but after discovering his fiction in 2007 I went a little … Continue reading

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