Chelsey and Sara discuss The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman as individual children’s classics and explore the way they are in conversation with each other. We chat about each novel’s philosophical framework, storytelling style, and depiction of childhood, which leads into a larger conversation about the role of Kid Lit in ethical and moral development. We thoroughly enjoyed returning to both of these fantastical stories, but each brought up some big questions for us as readers and new moms.
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- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Babel by R.F. Kuang
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
- A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
- The Princess and the Goblin by George Mac Donald
- The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley