Category Archives for Chronicles of Narnia

The Magician’s Nephew – Chapter 7

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By Alexis Record “Will Digory save his mom?” “I don’t want to spoil the ending.” “I know you hate spoilers, but can you just tell me? Please!” “Spoilers can ruin the story.” “I would rather know!” “Okay fine, yes, he saves her.” “Good, I just didn’t want you to get sad if the mom died.” […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapters 5-6

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By Alexis Record “How scary! I wouldn’t want to be grabbed by Queen Jadis!” “Um… yeah… that would be… terrible…” (No grown adult would love that, right?!) The most terrible creature rises from her chair. Her name is Queen Jadis and she is cool, collected, vicious, beautiful, fearless, and powerful. Also evil, naturally. And she […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapters 3-4

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By Alexis Record “What’s wrong?” “Nothing.” “Is this part getting scary for you?” “Pssh. No.” “Okay, but something is wrong. You look slightly upset.” “Just keep reading!” “Okay…” “I NEED TO KNOW THE GUINEA PIG IS OKAY.” Why has the woods always fascinated us? In Western society we have fairy tales and scary stories set […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapter 2

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Alexis Record “Polly shouldn’t have touched the bracelet.” “Why not?” “Because it was magic!” “She didn’t know that.” “She should have known that!” “How?” “I don’t know.” “What if a guy named Tom handed you a dollar, would you take it?” “Dollars are real things that don’t hum with evil, so yes? No! Well, probably.” […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapter 1

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Alexis Record   “Okay little girl, buckle up! This is my favorite book of the series.” “Are people who are different treated better?” “Okay I admit there are still problematic elements…” “So it still has the same bad parts like the other books?” “NO BUT YOU MUST LOVE THIS ONE.” “Why?” “Because it’s my favorite! […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 12-15

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By Alexis Record “And he didn’t get to do war anymore so that was the worst punishment of all.” “Awww, poor guy. Aslan is so mean!” “No war for you! And war is great so you’re missing out!” “No killing for you!” “Too bad!” Shasta made it to Narnia and runs into a Talking Hedgehog […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapter 11

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia By Alexis Record “If Aslan is powerful, why didn’t he save Shasta as a baby by sending him back to his family instead of giving him to someone who would abuse him all his life?” “Good point, I…” “Why can’t Aslan just blow […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 9-10

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Alexis Record “Lions are really bad!” “Just this one.” “I was talking about the ones in Calormen, too.” “They are all the same one.” “Wait…it’s Aslan? Really?” “Yeah it will all be revealed in a chapter or so.” “But these lions were all shaggy and bitey.” “It was still Aslan.” “He’s really awful.” “Agreed.” The […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 6-8

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Alexis Record “I know all about marriage.” “Oh really! Enlighten me.” “Well you hug and kiss, and you fight over the thermostat and hide the video game controllers.” “That’s actually pretty accurate.” “No one should be forced to do those things. That would be wrong.” “You’re right. Someone should always have the right to choose […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 4-5

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  By Alexis Record “What’s a litter?” “It’s like a bench that people carry you around on.” “Can I have one?” “No.” “Please?” “No.” “Please please please pleeeeeeeeease!” “No.” “And you and daddy could carry me around on it!” “No.” “…” “…” “Maybe for my birthday?” Tashbaan is the most beautiful city. It’s pure grandeur, […]

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