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Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a classic children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who was mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings; Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, originally intending to adopt a boy to ...

Caspian is a treat. It is a window into a bygone era, not only in time, but into the human psyche. The fact that many of us do not, like Caspian, long for the "Old Narnia" is a genuine tragedy. For the river of heroism and nobility which in our day is but a trickle, still gushes strong and clean and pure from the source.

If these men had not had each other to push them and make them better, our most cherished books would either not exist  or would be much poorer works that what we now enjoy.

This is at once very much a children's story and at the same time a story for all people at all times. But it is best read through a child-like lens, remembering what it was like to hide in closets or imagine you were a knight or some other sort of hero, saving the day.

A masterpiece of literature. One of the greatest books of the English language. A beautiful tale of love, loss, tragedy, hopelessness, cruelty, and ultimately of redemption. Its characters are larger than life and unforgettable.

This book is full of complex metaphors and imagery that is difficult to understand fully. However it is still an intriguing story which touches on many incredible truths about the human condition. The reader is given a window into the nature of redemption and the paradox of finding life in death.

Anne of Green Gables
Children's BooksClassics / January 30, 2019

Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a classic children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who was mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings; Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, originally intending to adopt...

5 Great Reads for your 5th Grader
Article , News / January 30, 2019

5 great reads for your 5th grader!  This is a short stab at trying the all elusive list making skills of one Father/Educator to the next.  Every parent has a 5th grader at some point; and all of the ones I know are expecting them to read something.  Do you simply sit in the car and let them run in to the local bookstore? Do you trust Amazons top picks?  I believe the parent  who comes home to the dinner table with a copy in hand (or ...

Weekend at Rugby
News / January 21, 2019

The Literary Club Society held their January meeting in historic Rugby last week. Six members spent the night in Percy Cottage, a historic reconstruction completed in 1977. Friday and Saturday were devoted to exploring the quaint grounds and touring several structures. The highlight was a visit to the Thomas Hughes Library which opened in 1882. It’s unique collection of some 7000 volumes is still almost completely intact dating from ...

Prince Caspian
Children's BooksFantasy / January 11, 2019

Caspian is a treat. It is a window into a bygone era, not only in time, but into the human psyche. The fact that many of us do not, like Caspian, long for the "Old Narnia" is a genuine tragedy. For the river of heroism and nobility which in our day is but a trickle, still gushes strong and clean and pure from the source.

Bandersnatch
Biography / January 11, 2019

If these men had not had each other to push them and make them better, our most cherished books would either not exist  or would be much poorer works that what we now enjoy.

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Children's BooksFantasy / January 9, 2019

This is at once very much a children's story and at the same time a story for all people at all times. But it is best read through a child-like lens, remembering what it was like to hide in closets or imagine you were a knight or some other sort of hero, saving the day.

A Tale of Two Cities
Classics / May 30, 2018

A masterpiece of literature. One of the greatest books of the English language. A beautiful tale of love, loss, tragedy, hopelessness, cruelty, and ultimately of redemption. Its characters are larger than life and unforgettable.

Lilith
Fairy Tale / March 13, 2018

This book is full of complex metaphors and imagery that is difficult to understand fully. However it is still an intriguing story which touches on many incredible truths about the human condition. The reader is given a window into the nature of redemption and the paradox of finding life in death.

Little Women
Classics / February 6, 2018

Little Women Review. Written in the 1800's and still holds so many truths for today's audiences. Emotional stories of four sisters coming of age.