[LMB] Narnia Read-Alikes (Was Winter Reading OT:)

Victoria L'Ecuyer vlecuyer at ksu.edu
Mon Dec 12 16:38:49 GMT 2005

From: "Kirsten Edwards" <carbonelle at juno.com>

What books would you recommend to a child or teenager
who has seen the movie or read the book, "The Lion the
Witch and the Wardrobe?"

Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising series
1) Young adult
2) Some of the characters have magic and some don't, but all deal with heroic legends (Arthurian and others). The children have to work together and separately to complete different tasks that will gain them magical talismans. They then have to use those talismans to thwart the rising dark. 
3) The books are set in England and each have a different focus. One boy is a wizard, the last one born to a magic circle. He has to learn how to use his powers from a local wizard while protecting a secret symbol/magical talisman. One is about three siblings (two boys, one girl) who with their uncle's help (He was the local wizard in the other book) have to find a treasure/talisman located with a treasure map and a riddle before the dark agents can. The fifth child is a foundling (lost prince) who makes friends with the other four children. They have to find out who he is and why the dark agents keep trying to control him. 


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