Through the Wardrobe
Your Favorite Authors on C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia
Edited by Herbie Brennan
Essays by Deb Caletti, Diane Duane, Sarah Beth Durst, Brent Hartinger, Susan Juby, Sophie Masson, O.R. Melling, Kelly McClymer, Lisa Papademetriou, Diana Peterfreund, Susan Vaught, Zu Vincent and Kiara Koenig, Ned Vizzini,and Elizabeth E. Wein
Expand your visit to Narnia beyond the religious themes
Everyone knows that the Chronicles of Narnia are based on author C.S. Lewis’ religious beliefs, and reading for religious themes can lead to some great classroom discussions. Teaching these books based on religion alone, however, leaves so much rich material untouched!
Through the Wardrobe explores those other, untapped veins of meaning, from Arab stereotypes in the series and how the rationing of World War II affected Lewis’ descriptions of the many Narnian meals to why Edward Pevensie is so totally crush-worthy (and how literature can affect even our choices in boy/girlfriends).