Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Mytery of Harry Potter - Book Review

I’ve now had the joy of reading the first chapter of Nancy Brown’s new book about Harry Potter, where I found so much wisdom packed into just those first pages.

Nancy discusses the why’s and how’s of helping our children read and learn from the Harry Potter books. She shares with us her own initial concern about the series, and how she decided to read the books with her children. She makes suggestions to help us decide how old our particular child should be before reading the books.

Nancy purposely “gives away as little of the plot as possible” in case you haven’t already read the books. And she tells us about the author’s classical background, interests, and what Christian church she belongs to.

All of this is only chapter one! And I’m only giving you a hint of what is in that chapter. I’ve peeked at the other chapters and can’t wait to read them more fully.

This book promises to be one that – like the Harry books themselves – you can read lightly if you don’t have the time and energy for deeper thinking…and then, when you have more time (or less distraction), you can go back and read it again, and understand it at another level.

I look forward to reading the rest of the book…and then reading it again!

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