What a treat to find this authentic review of one of my favorites, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, written by the equally as favored author C.S. Lewis. Reviewed in the same year The Hobbit was published, Lewis’ poignant reflection on Tolkien’s first novel introducing the characters and story of his later published work The Lord of the Rings trilogy hints at the profundity of the work.
A world for children: J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (London: Allen and Unwin, 1937) The publishers claim that The Hobbit, though very unlike Alice, resembles it in being the work of a professor at play. A more important truth is that both belong to a very small class of… Read More »
Source: C. S. Lewis Reviews The Hobbit
Check out the Reading Without Walls Challenge, and expand your reading horizons!
Read a book outside your comfort zone:
- Pick a book with a CHARACTER who doesn’t look or live like you…
- Pick a book about a TOPIC you don’t know much about: Explore STEM, Art, Sports, Dystopian novels, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, or even Historical NON-Fiction.
Open your mind to the world of possibilities!
Source: The Reading Without Walls Challenge | Children’s Book Council
There can only ever be one Hermione, but these other brainy, brave heroines from young-adult and middle-grade fiction remind us of her in some important ways.
Source: Brainy and Brave: A Salute to Hermione Granger | The New York Public Library
Happy First Day of Fall! To celebrate the Autumnal Equinox – and discover the science behind the change in season- visit this National Geographic Society blog. Students use polystyrene foam balls and light bulbs to investigate the sun’s intensity on the surface of the Earth.
Source: The Reason for the Seasons – National Geographic Society
From the return of an underground classic to the rebirth of a superhero, here are some of the titles to pick up in late 2016 and early 2017
Source: Love and Rockets to Wonder Woman: 20 comics and graphic novels to look forward to | Books | The Guardian