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The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Literature Kit by Marla A. Schultz
Adam Andrews has just finished covering the Narnia books in his Literature class here on SchoolhouseTeachers.com, and I’m currently in the process of creating Literature Kits for each one. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to do that in order, but by August of 2015 I will have covered all of the books and you will be able to use them in conjunction with the Literature courses Adam created. The Magician’s Nephew, this month’s book, was the sixth book published in the series, but the first chronologically.
At the moment, you can find the Literature Kits for The Horse and His Boy (November 2013), The Silver Chair (October 2014), and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (November/December 2014) in the Literature Kit archives below.
My love of The Chronicles of Narnia began years ago when I was in the fourth grade. My Sunday School teacher, Mr. Martin, discovered my love of reading and urged me to try The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. At that point in my life my only exposure to fantasy was fairy tales so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it sounded intriguing. I fell in love with the series and reread the books multiple times as a child and as an adult as well.
My hope is that you and your children will enjoy and be inspired by this series as much as I was.
Marla Schultz is a homeschooling mother of six children, ages four to fourteen. An avid reader of great books of all genres, she is especially fond of children’s literature. Marla graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO with a B.A. in Bible and Communications Arts and an emphasis in Literature. Her mother’s love of books and their family’s missionary experiences—she lived in Austria and the Netherlands and traveled to several other countries as a teenager—has motivated her to learn more about different countries, cultures, and time periods through fiction, and to share that love of learning and discovery with her own children. Marla stays busy homeschooling, homemaking, and serving at her church in children’s ministries. She also enjoys writing fiction and is in the final stages of editing a children’s book she wrote and writing a Christian fantasy for middle grade and young adult readers.