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The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin, George Macdonald Reprint by Wordsworth Classics pb. 221 pp. Ages 7+ This was our first Macdonald story to read together. That fact, combined with the estimation by many that this is his best children’s story, led to high expectations- perhaps too high. Even though C. S. Lewis and J. R. […]

C. S. Lewis on the Importance of Imagination

Just yesterday I came across this quote from a letter by C. S. Lewis. It captures a truth important to me about reading to children, and the sorts of things they need exposure to. Of course Lewis also argues elsewhere that stories themselves have a keen power in pointing us to Christ. So awakening the […]

Wise Words

Wise Words: Family Stories that Bring the Proverbs to Life, by Peter Leithart (Canon Press), audio, 4 CD’s Ages 5+ This book is also available in print, but I bought the audio to listen to as we travelled over the holidays. It is excellent and we all enjoyed it greatly. The stories are read well, […]

Swallowing the Golden Stone

Swallowing the Golden Stone: Stories and Essays, Walter Wangerin, Jr. (Augsburg Fortress, 2001), hb. 183 pp. I have only dabbled in this book so far, but I bought it because CBD has it on sale for 50 cents– for a hardback! At this price it’s worth picking up even if it only has a few […]