The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising Sequence is one of the best children’s fantasy series in the English language. Few people nowadays are familiar with the mystical prose of Susan Cooper, but I recommend a visit to her finely crafted fantasy which is composed of five different books. In many ways, Susan Cooper’s series is superior to Read more about The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper[…]

Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

Lyra Belacqua shines brightly in this the diamond in Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” Trilogy. Lyra is one of the most amazing and feisty female characters in children’s fiction. “The Subtle Knife” and “The Amber Spyglass” are dimmed by its brilliance. The trilogy is based on “Paradise Lost“, Milton’s epic English poem written in blank Read more about Northern Lights – Philip Pullman[…]