I know I have missed the last 2 weeks with “It’s A Tween Thing” but I was searching desperately for a new series to get your someone little ones involved. Starting a series with your child won’t only help in getting them involved in a story but in the long run in can be helpful with comprehension! Here is one that is geared more towards the boys in your life, (I will look for a good girly series next) just make sure you are paying very close attention to the volume before you run right out and purchase the first one you see.
To Help… here is book one.
Happy reading and remember: When THIS worlds got you down, step into a new one!
The Chronicles of Prydain
Book 1 “The Book of Three”
What brings the tale of Taran to life is Alexander’s skillful use of humor, and the way he personalizes the mythology he has so clearly studied. Taran isn’t a stick figure; in fact, the author makes a point of mocking him just at the moments when he’s acting the most highhanded and heroic. When he and the young girl Eilonwy flee the castle of the wicked queen Achren, Taran emotes, “‘Spiral Castle has brought me only grief; I have no wish to see it again.’ ‘What has it brought the rest of us?’ Eilonway asked. ‘You make it sound as though we were just sitting around having a splendid time while you moan and take on.'” By the end, Alexander has spun a rousing hero’s tale and created a compelling coming-of-age story. Readers will sigh with relief when they realize The Book of Three is only the first of the chronicles of Prydain. –Claire Dederer –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“A very funny adventure tale set in an imaginary kingdom… The writing is sophisticated.”--Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
–This text refers to the Hardcover edition.