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Harry Potter, The Hardy Boys, Narnia: Books Briefing

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📚 THE HARDY BOYS SERIES, by Franklin W. Dixon


Residing by loss of life with Harry Potter

“Due to Harry—who noticed individuals his age die, who realized that mortality shouldn’t be one thing to worry, and who labored by his anger to search out power even when it was laborious—I ultimately had one thing to map my very own expertise onto.”

📚 THE HARRY POTTER SERIES, by J. Okay. Rowling


Confronting actuality by the fantasy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“Whenever you go to Narnia, your worries include you. Narnia simply turns into the place the place you’re employed them out and attempt to resolve them.”

📚 THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, by C. S. Lewis

📚 THE MAGICIAN’S LAND, by Lev Grossman


Why a basic German youngsters’s story is ripe for revisiting

“Many childhood favorites lose their luster when filtered by the lens of maturity, but Momo can someway appear creepier, extra pressing, extra unheimlich, to its readers the older they get.”

📚 MOMO, by Michael Ende

📚 THE NEVERENDING STORY, by Michael Ende

📚 A WRINKLE IN TIME, by Madeleine L’Engle


What rereading childhood books teaches adults about themselves

“Rereading ‘reminds us that we will expertise one thing intensely and never be seeing every little thing on the time. And going again, we see one thing totally different.’”

📚 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, by L. M. Montgomery

📚 THE LITTLE PRINCE, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

📚 THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, by Johann David Wyss

📚 DOMINIC, by William Steig

📚 CHARLOTTE’S WEB, by E. B. White

📚 AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, by Gene Luen Yang

📚 THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE, by Louise Erdrich

📚 TRICKSTER’S CHOICE, by Tamora Pierce


You Suggest

In final week’s e-newsletter, we requested about tales which have formed or modified your understanding of affection. Michelle Miller, from Houston, Texas, says Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Have been Watching God “offers a lovely mannequin for loving” whereas nonetheless demonstrating “the darkish aspect of ardour, for jealousy and possessiveness.” Dan Williams, from Naperville, Illinois, recommends Marilynne Robinson’s House, which “explores the bonds of familial love by the fraught relationship between a sister and her rebellious brother.”

What’s a narrative out of your childhood that you just nonetheless take into consideration at this time? Tweet at us with the hashtag #TheAtlanticBooksBriefing, or fill out the shape right here.

This week’s e-newsletter is written by J. Clara Chan. The ebook she’s studying proper now’s Winter Hours, by Mary Oliver.


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J. Clara Chan is an editorial fellow at The Atlantic.




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