Tag Archives: classics

The Little White Horse

Often there are so many shiny new books coming out that I put off reading older titles.  I put this one on my want-to-read list after Charlotte was talking about Elizabeth Goudge on her blog, and I realized that one … Continue reading

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Top 10 Re-Read Fantasy Books from Childhood

Once again, I’m ignoring the long list of reviews waiting to be written in favor of an interesting Top 10 Tuesday.  It’s hosted as always by the good folks at The Broke and the Bookish, and I was sucked into … Continue reading

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Momo

Once upon a time, I traveled to Germany for my junior year abroad. There, in addition to my regular university classes, I took one class from the school for outlander students, a look at German children’s literature. I read a … Continue reading

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Top Ten Classics for Kids

Top Ten Classics (for kids) Here’s another list idea from the good folks over at the Broke and Bookish. Making the classics for kids is my own spin, as is posting about Tuesday on Wednesday (though that part wasn’t really … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Goblin

One of the things I love about my son? When I say, “This is a book that kids have been enjoying for over a hundred years”, he gets excited about reading it. This is one that I read and reread … Continue reading

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Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis. Read by Lynn Redgrave. Originally published by Geoffrey Bless, 1951. Recording from HarperTrophy, 2003. Moving on with my listening to Narnia with the Boy, we come to Prince Caspian, my childhood favorite of the series, … Continue reading

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A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea. Earthsea Book 1. by Ursula K. Le Guin. Narrated by Rob Inglis. My parents were big Le Guin fans, so I’d read this book and many others by her as a child, though I confess I … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Eric Shanower. Art by Skottie Young. Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu. I’ve been trying to do a better job of actually reading the kids’ graphic novels I hear are good. Shanower … Continue reading

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The Borrowers

I think on principle that I ought to make my son read the book before we watch the movie… but the dvd at the library was just so tempting. We had family movie day with “The Secret World of Arrietty”, … Continue reading

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The Odyssey

My eight-year-old son has listened to and loved all the Percy Jackson books, plus lots of other fantasy and myths that we’ve read to him. So when I found this new, brightly illustrated edition on the back shelves of the … Continue reading

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