Tag Archives: Eustace Scrubb

Narnian Pilgrims and The Evil of Middle Management

My son and I have just finished the fourth Chronicle of Narnia, The Silver Chair. Though it is perhaps the least layered book, with fewer mythic symbols woven into the fabric of the storyline, it is probably my favourite book … Continue reading

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Peals of Laughter: Humorous Writing for Children

I’m reading The Silver Chair to my seven-year-old son, an evening ritual we both cherish, even though he is old enough to read to himself. I’ve always admired Lewis for his understanding of how to write for children–in short, not … Continue reading

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“Jill Pole Was Crying Behind the Gym”: Bullying at the Experiment House

I’ve written before about Lewis’ lifelong struggle with bullies, and my own reflection on what I think is at the core of bullying, but I just happened to read this passage today–a “pink shirt” day dedicated to stopping bullying. My … Continue reading

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What is a Star? The Ramandu Quote in “The Dawn Treader”

With my seven-year-old I am reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis’ third Narnian chronicle. Every time I read it, this scene jumps out at me both in its imaginative dept–“I am not so old now as I … Continue reading

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