I told my 10-year-old that she had to read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe this summer; it’s up to her whether she wants to continue with the rest of the series, but I didn’t want her to enter 5th grade without at least that under her belt! She’s enjoying it so far, and bedtime tonight involved a convoluted discussion of C.S. Lewis. My favorite part? She kept referring to him in the present tense, and I kept telling her that he’s dead now. At one point she asked, “Do you think he has a website?”
I stared at her, and then opened up the cover to the publication date. “Dear, do you know when this book was first published? 1950. That’s the year Grandpa Barlow was born. C.S. Lewis died before people had websites.”*
Her eyes widened. “Ohhh.”
*Of course, now I’ll have to show her the C.S. Lewis website in the morning, but still.