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Dreaming of Narnia

June 7, 2012

 As a child I loved nothing better than escaping to magical places and C.S. Lewis’ Narnia captured my fancy above all others. I read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardobe first. An endless winter melting  joyfully into spring, hearty feasts, furry friends, frightful enemies, the good fight and beloved Aslan, all inside a wardrobe.

I came to all the other books in the series later on and still love to read them over and over. All the best children’s books are not just for children. Adults love a magical dream world too, and perhaps have greater need to escape there! The folks at goodreads have put together a list of the best children’s fantasy books for adults. I would move Tolkien a little higher up the list , but otherwise I think it a fabulous compilation. There is something a bit odd, though – check out number 25!

What’s your favourite children’s fantasy book?



One Comment leave one →
  1. June 7, 2012 11:22 am

    I think you have to be a little careful about what would be a “children’s” book. I think The Belgariad by David Eddings should be on the list, but don’t know I’d want a child younger than about 12 reading it. On the other hand, Harry Potter is on the list, and that has the same caveat.

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