Literature you'll love!
Great Books for Girls
Support Materials Articles on HomeSchooling
© 2003 by Amelia Harper. All rights reserved
C.S. Lewis was one of J.R.R Tolkien's closest friends. They were fellow members of an informal society called The Inklings and greatly impacted one another's literary efforts, though their styles were quite different. Tolkien once said that The Lord of the Rings would have never been published without the encouragement of C.S. Lewis.
In December 2005, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the most well-known of Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, will be released in theaters. In honor of this event, we have some special goodies for you. Look below to find a helpful thematic unit study on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. You can use this to incorporate some of the educational elements in your study of the book or in preparation for the movie. You will also find links to articles written by Amelia Harper regarding the books and the new movie--including an interview she did with Douglas Gresham, the stepson of C.S. Lewis and the Co-producer of the new movie. In addition, you will find some of the amazing C.S. Lewis resources that we have for sale.
a free educational unit study for you! Click here!
Click on the article names below to link to the articles. For permission to reprint any of these articles, click here.
CC- Narnia curr. Further Up and Further In ($56.00 Retail) $50.00 (sale)
A unit study curriculum covering the entire Chronicles of Narnia series. Published by Cadron Creek for use by grades 4-8. Christian-based approach. For more information and resources for this program, click here.
Contains all seven volumes of the series in order based on Narnian chronology. A great price on a book you will treasure! Slightly marked. Limited quantities. Retails for $20.00.
For 25 years, the most widely used companion to The Chronicles of Narnia and the one used by the cast and crew of the movie to keep track of the characters and events in the books. This comprehesive book is alpabetically arranged and indexed and provides insight into all the characters, events, places, and themes in the books. Published by HarperSanFrancisco; Paperback. 560 pages $16.95 retail.
A guide to the biblical allusions and themes in The Chronicles of Narnia. Helps connect passages from the book to scriptural passages. Paperback. 208 pages ($12.99 retail)
This newly released hardback biography of the life of C.S.Lewis was written by Douglas Gresham, the stepson of C.S. Lewis, the co=producer of the new Narnia movie, and a strong proponent of homeschooling. Includes DVD interview with the author. Limited quantities of signed copies are available as noted above. Published by Broadman and Holman Hardback.
BT- Lewis Letters The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis. $35.00 (sale)
Boxed set of volumes 1 and 2. ISBN: 06088228X; Published by HarperSanFrancisco; 2224 pages paperback. $39.95 retail
Cover differs slightly.
BT- Silent Planet Out of the Silent Planet (C.S. Lewis) $12.00
Book One of the interplanetary novels. A philologist named Ransom takes an unexpected journey to Mars and discovers more than he ever imagined. This book was written before The Chronicles of Narnia and is for an older audience. The writing of this book came about as a result of a challenge between Tolkien and Lewis. $12.00 retail. Paperback.
Cover differs slightly.
BT- Perelandra Perelandra (C. S. Lewis) $12.00
Book Two of the interplanetary novels. One of Lewis's most beautiful and philosophical works. Ransom is sent to Venus to prevent a great tragedy-- the entrance of sin into that world. In the process, he learns much about the nature of good, evil, and temptation. $12.00 retail. Paperback
Cover differs slightly.
BT- That Hideous That Hideous Strength (C.S. Lewis) $11.00 (sale price)
Book Three of the interplanetary novels Takes place on Earth, where a great spiritual and philosophical conflict is occuring. You'll either love this one or dislike it--it is that kind of book. Tolkien was disappointed in it and referred to it as a "spiritual thriller." Of course, that sort of thing is more popular these days. In some ways, Lewis was a man ahead of his time. Paperback. $13.00 retail.
BT- Faces Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold $14.00
By C.S. Lewis. Considered by some to be his best work of fiction. Lewis retells the ancient myth of Cupid and Psyche from a new perspective. Paperback Published by Harcourt.
BT- JoySurprised by Joy: the Shape of My Early Life by C.S. Lewis $13.00
Lewis’s own autobiograhical journey from atheism to Christianity
This is Lewis's own story of his early life and spiritual journey from atheism to Christianity. Reading the first three chapters of this book as you begin the Further Up and Further In study will help you see how the author’s life is reflected in his writing. You will recognize how Lewis' personal experiences crept into the character of Digory in The Magician’s Nephew and more.
BT- Lewis PoemsPoems by C.S. Lewis $13.00
C. S. Lewis originally aspired to be a great poet. His first poem was published when he was fourteen. This book is a compilation of poems printed in various publications from throughout his lifetime. Some of these poems express thoughts which Lewis later developed further in the Chronicles of Narnia. “Narnian Suite,” “The True Nature of Gnomes,” and “The Salamander” are suggested reading for Further Up and Further In.
SAVE! Check Out Our Complete Book Catalog
for more choices.