Category Archives: Children’s stories

M. Malchance et le Chevalier

Oh! Highbrow today- French Literature? Well, actually, my daughter and grandson just returned from a Plantagenet Society medieval re-enactment weekend in France, bringing cheese, cider, cheese, this book, cheese and cheese. But I read the book. When she was young … Continue reading

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Five Children (and It) on the Western Front

“War is a Bloody Waste.” Not my words, but my father’s- and he served in WWII. So how does the charming Edwardian children’s story relate to War? Around 1945-1950 I read lots of children’s stories, (even though most of the … Continue reading

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

“He’d never meant to be amazing. It had just happened. He’d realized that something was odd that day, just after lunch, when he’d looked into a reflection in a puddle and thought, that’s me. He’d never been aware of himself … Continue reading

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Adventure story, Allegory or Myth?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis, is a book many children love, and which has been made into a film more than once. Adventure story, allegory or myth?Lewis himself referred to it as a fairy tale. … Continue reading

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