This question is from an anonymous mother of four (let the guessing begin…) which I thought would be better answered by some of you than I could do. So help me (and this mother) out!
Last night my husband finished reading the last of The Chronicles of Narnia to our two oldest girls (ages 9 and 6). He’s looking for another fantasy series that is “just as good”. He’ll be hard pressed to find that, I know, but I’m trying hard.
So, questions for you:
1. Do you think nine and six are too young to hear The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings? I read them so long ago that I can’t remember. My gut is telling me that while The Hobbit would be great right now we need to wait a little on LOTR.
2. Do you know anything about The King of Trees? I heard that it is Christian allegory written to bridge the gap between Narnia and LOTR. I haven’t read them.
3. Any other Narnia-type-fantasy-Christian-allegory-series that you would recommend for evening read-aloud time? We’ve done George MacDonald and Nesbit already.
She’s given me until Friday morning to answer. Can you help?