Category: Children’s Fiction

The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1) by Lloyd Alexander: Book Review

Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn’t exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world. With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the

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The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle #2) by Ursula K. Le Guin: A Review

When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away – home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan.  While she is learning her way through the dark labyrinth, a young

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A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin: Book Review

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth.  Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold

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The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia when Narnia is stirred and upset. And Narnia is in trouble now: A false Aslan roams the land. Narnia’s only hope is that Eustace and Jill, old friends to Narnia, will be able to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land. Their task

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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia #6) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor…or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia #5) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader, and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia #2)by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

“They say Aslan is on the move. Perhaps he has already landed,” whispered the Beaver. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delightful strain of music had just floated by. And Lucy got that feeling when you realise it’s the beginning of summer. So, deep

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The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia #1) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

NARNIA…where the woods are thick and cold, where Talking Beasts are called to life…a new world where the adventure begins. Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory’s Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to…somewhere else. They find

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The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo: Book Review

In 1907, fourteen-year-old Laura, living with her family on one of the stormy Isles of Scilly, records in her diary how her dream of participating in a shipwreck rescue is finally realized. – Goodreads My Review My Rating: 4/5 What a beautiful book. It was a quick read – well worth 30 minutes of anyone’s

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