Saturday, March 05, 2005

[random]"Give me back my sock, you goat bastard!"

Heh; anyone see that episode of Family Guy? If not, that'll just seem like a pretty random segue: we've started reading The Chronicles of Narnia to our son, and in the CORRECT ORDER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! For those of you just joining the program, C.S. Lewis' estate or whoever has the rights to his books has decided to publish them in the order that the stories occur, not the order in which they were originally printed. This means that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is now the second book in the series, not the first! The Magician's Nephew? First. Feh. We've reordered them according to their publishing dates, as Lewis wrote them and AS WE READ THEM OURSELVES! This'll be fun - we started serious chapter books with Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass a while back - we figured since his preschool was doing Charlotte's Web and James and the Giant Peach, he could probably handle Alice - then The Wizard of Oz more recently, so now we're on to Narnia. (We'll get to The Prydain Chronicles and Earthsea later.) We're not a religious household, so it'll be interesting to see how we wind up parsing the Catholic content. There are definitely going to be some questions. Back to Spar Oom and the city of War Drobe ;-)

1 Comments:

Blogger Kristina said...

Oh yay! We read it to the kids last year after taking them to the stage production at the Children's Theatre. They really loved it and we moved on to Prince Caspian but attention spans waned and it got shelved after only about 1/3 completion. I'm very excited about the movie...

3/08/2005 09:23:00 AM  

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