Wednesday, January 18, 2006


we got the cronicles of narnia for christmas and i've strted reading them to the children. i'm surprised that they will sit through a whole chapter at a time, but they were written with a compadable perspective. i just wish i would have bought the books before the major motion picture came out.

11 comments:

elisabeth said...

i read "the horse and his boy" and "the lion, the witch,and the wardrobe" in 6th grade and i still remember them. they are pretty kid-friendly. it always amazes me when my five-year-old can sit through chapter books.
i'm glad that they are doing the movies again cause the first movies i saw of it sucked.

Dagga said...

I love them, I´ve been wanting to read them in English although the Icelandic transilation is very good. I´m not surprised Liam sat through it he is one smart kid and knows good stuff when he sees it. you should try reading the Moomintroll books for him now, in danish if you have them.

phyllis sweetwater said...

we have these english versions done by home vision entertainment, and they are prety good. i remember seeing some cartoon version in school, but when i was a kid i never noticed if it sucked or not. one thing i find about reading to kids is that i want to read ahead after they've gone to bed.

Rus said...

well, I have to be devil's advocate here I guess. I really liked the narnia books when I was a kid, I tried to read them again a few years ago and thought they were pretty derivative of L. Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll.
When it comes to C.S. Lewis I recommend "the screwtape letters".

elisabeth said...

ah yes, the screwtape letters. good stuff. especially if you're not a friend of the devil. i picked up some good pointers from that book.

elisabeth said...

rus has those moominbtroll books in english. they were given to him by you once.

elisabeth said...

oops i mean Moomintroll

phyllis sweetwater said...

we just finnished "the magicians nephew" where narnia was created. Iarnan even said "aslan was just like jesus" If he's pulling out insight like that maybe i should read the screwtape letters to him also.

Rus said...

i think he would find the screwtape letters boring, i did a quick search on it's reading level: approx. grade ten.

phyllis sweetwater said...

i think i was being sarcastic

erika said...

I LOVE the Narnia books and CS Lewis in general. I think he was definitly inspired. His writing is truer than a lot of people realize. Wow.