Updated: Jan 25, 2022
GREATER HOUSTON MOMS
The November Book Club has snuck up on us! These holiday times seem to make the days too short and the to-do list too long! In honor of our valuable time this month’s pick is on the shorter side. Moreover, it fits beautifully with the season as it should give you warm nostalgic memories of the first time you walked through the wardrobe and into Narnia!
This month we are reading Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan. Where, we get to rediscover the magic of Narnia through a young boy who needs it and his older (extremely logical sister) who is determined to find where it all began – from the source, C.S. Lewis, himself.
After, you have your reading secure there are some great options for the entire family below. Be sure to peruse our family picks for November – there is something for everyone. Let’s read!
by Patti Callahan
“Where did Narnia come from?”
The answer will change everything.
Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford, and dreams of solving the greatest mysteries of physics.
She prefers the dependability of facts—except for one: the younger brother she loves with all her heart doesn’t have long to live. When George becomes captivated by a brand-new book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there’s no way she can refuse.
Despite her timidity about approaching the famous author, Megs soon finds herself taking tea with the Oxford don and his own brother, imploring them for answers. What she receives instead are more stories . . . stories of Jack Lewis’s life, which she takes home to George.
Why won’t Mr. Lewis just tell her plainly what George wants to know? The answer will reveal to Meg many truths that science and math cannot, and the gift she thought she was giving to her brother—the story behind Narnia—turns out to be his gift to her, instead: hope.