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  • The Magician’s Nephew – Book recommendation

    This 140th blog post is dedicated to an all time classic children’s author, C.S.Lewis. This book has no age and is still as exciting to read as it was when it was first published; highly recommended by young readers.

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    The Magician’s Nephew, the first book of the fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, was first published in  1955. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you want to encounter more of the wonders of Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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    Digory and Polly were tricked by Uncle Andrew and sent to another world. In this land there are pools that can take you to other worlds. They went into one and found an evil sorceress who followed them back to Earth, trying to enslave them. She made Uncle Andrew into her slave. The children managed to get rid of her by sending her to a new world called Narnia, created by a lion called Aslan. In Narnia anything is possible.

    I really liked the book.

     

    The main characters are: Digory, Polly, Uncle Andrew, Jadis, Aslan and Auntry Letty. I liked all the characters except Jadis and Uncle Andrew who made me feel angry.

    My favourite part was when Aslan the lion created because in the book the words that the writer used made me feel happy. There was one funny bit when the bear threw honey in Uncle Andrew’s face and then said that he does not look happy but that he would enjoy it.

    I recommend this book, especially if you want to know how Narnia was created. 

    by Andrew (age 11)

    Till next time…

    Peppi Orfanogianni

    Related posts:

    The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

     Which character are you from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • The Boy in The Dress – Children’s Recommendation

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    The Boy In The Dress is a children’s book written by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake, who illustrated all of Roald Dahl’s books. It is the first book by Walliams, a television comedian best known for the show ‘Little Britain’. He writes in a ‘Dahlian’ flair and touches upon a controversial subject. A television film adaptation was produced for the BBC and a  film was released in 2014. 

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    Dennis is a boy who enjoys football and fashion. He likes dressing like a girl and being different. It’s really like the book, it  is very funny. My favourite part was when everybody went to the football pitch, wearing dresses to play football. The whole book is hilarious.

    I learned that you can be anything you want and not care if the others don’t like it. 


    Some of the main characters are: Dennis, Darvesh, Lisa, Denis’ father and John. I really like all the characters because they make me feel nice and happy.

     I recommend it because it gives an important message and is a fun book to read

    by Evelina (age 10)

    Till next time…