Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Lewis, C. S.
New York : HarperCollins, 1994
IL 5-8, RL 5.5
ISBN 0060234970
(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Digory’s life is all wrong. His mom is dying, his dad moved to India, and he lives with his aunt and crazy uncle. He and his new friend Polly found out something that changed their whole lives. They embark on a magical experience, and find a way to enter new and mysterious worlds. Will Digory find a way to come over his so horrible life? Can he save his mother by finding there’s other worlds? Read the book and find out.  (Chad Freeman, student, Mansfield High School)

Booktalk #2

        This is a book about two children who are force into a magical land and without knowing, might have destroyed the world.
        Digory and Polly are messing around in Digory’s messy old attic when they figure out that Digory’s uncle Andrew only lets Polly and Digory play together because he wants too use them as science rats.  He then forces Polly and Digory into a magical world and almost destroyed the world as we know it.  (Marissa Martin, student)

SUBJECTS:     Magic -- Fiction.
                        Narnia (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
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