A question for all teachers out there. What are some alternate and/or substitute books for the book "The lion, the witch and the wardrobe"?
Im looking for alternate books a child could read if Narnia is offensive due to religious, personal or other reasons.
- Anonymous3 years agoFavorite Answer
The "A Wrinkle in Time" series (adventure);
The "Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians" series (humor);
The "Dr. Dolittle" series (adventures for the younger ones);
"The Neverending Story" (darker as it is an existential novel for children, but without the darkness of Pullman's oeuvre);
"Tom's Midnight Garden;"
"A Once and Future King;"
"The Little White Horse;"
"The Lord of the Rings;"
"Favorite Poems of Childhood" (Dover Thrift Editions);
"The Prince and the Pilgrim" by Mary Stewart;
"Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer" by Maggie M. Larche;
"A Traveller in Time" by Alison Uttley;
the "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims" series (accurate history with a funny, time-traveling horse);
"Sword at Sunset" by Rosemary Sutcliff;
"The Merlin Trilogy" by Mary Stewart;
"The Little Humpbacked Horse" by Pyotr Yershov'
"A Dweller on Two Planets" by Frederick Oliver.
Some good non-fiction books which catch the reader's interest:
"Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food;"
"Only Opal: The Diary of a Young Girl" by Opal Whiteley;
"Long Journey Home: A Young Girl's Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust" by Lucy Lipiner;
"The Strange Ways of Providence in My Life (An Amazing WW2 Survival Story" by Krystyna Carmi;
"The Civil War: An Interactive History Adventure" by Matt Doeden;
"The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure" by Elizabeth Raum;
"Greek Mythology's Twelve Labors of Hercules: A Choose Your Path Book (Can You Survive?)" by Brandon Terrell;
"Bedtime Math: This Time It's Personal" by Laura Overdeck;
"Math and Magic in Wonderland" by Lilac Mohr;
"Math and Magic in Camelot" by Mohr;
"Children on the Oregon Trail" by van der Loeff;
"Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci" by Joseph D'Agnese.
- Anonymous3 years ago
His Dark Materials trilogy- Philip Pullman
Alan Garner - Elidor, also Weirdstone of Brisinghamen, Moon of Gomrath.
Harry Potter is read by many children
Rather depends what age you are catering for - we were read the Narnia books at about 8 years old
- 3 years ago
I didn't even realise Aslan was an allegory for Jesus until the end of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. If your religion can be offended or threatened by a children's book, it's not a religion that's worth believing in.
- 3 years ago
Ursula Le Guin's Wizard of Earthsea
It is a far better book and roughly the same reading level, but without all the heavy-handed Christian stuff. Ugh, the way he cuts and pastes his world together.
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- AndrewLv 73 years ago
Perhaps Pullman's "Northern Lights."
- Elaine MLv 73 years ago
The religious aspects of it are very small, most kids wouldn't even connect it to religion unless told about it.