Monday, October 15, 2007

Baby is reading The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

This week Baby is reading The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. This is her second book by the author.

She was introduced to C.S. Lewis through the movie “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Soon after we found a copy of the book and she fell in love with The Chronicles of Narnia.

Tonight she insisted we do a bit of research on the author, including looking for images of him on the Internet.

I was working on the laptop and didn’t want to stop the flow of words, so I said something like “never mind what he looks like. I’m sure he’s very old, and has a long beard like the men from his era! Just read the book.”

After a bout of nagging, I finally gave in and searched for images of the author.
“B-but, he’s so young! He’s even younger than my [paternal] grandmother,” I exclaimed. My grandmother, God bless her, was born in 1896. She passed away in the nineteen eighties.
“How old did you think he was?” Baby asked.
“I don’t know. As old as…… you know, that beard guy…..”
“Jesus Christ?”
“No, not him! The other one…...”

1 comment:

Janet Grace Riehl said...

I, too, love the Narnia books. Their genius lies in how they translate to every stage of life. What a fun conversation you are having with your child aroundthe book. How lucky you both are to have that relationship. When books are a connecting bond, that strengthens the original bond.

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