Our three titles today are all well known classics that have been around for many years, and were written by Scottish or Irish authors.
C.S.Lewis was born in Ireland and is probably most well known for his seven book adventure series The Chronicles of Narnia.
The Silver Chair – book four of the Narnia Chronicles – takes us deep into the underland where unlikely partners Eustace and Jill must work together to save King Caspian’s son from great evil. Keep your eyes out for a movie version of this classic tale in 2015.
Next we move to Scotland and Robert Louis Stevenson’s timeless tale of pirates and buried gold, Treasure Island.
Join cabin boy Jim Hakins for a swashbuckling adventure with treasure maps, dangerous sea journeys, mutiny, pirates and a deadly scramble for buried treasure. Written in 1933, this story is the origin of many of the pirate images that still exist to this day – treasure maps marked with an X, schooner type sailing ships, tropical islands and one legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders! Shiver me timbers!!
Kenneth Grahame also hails from Scotland and in 1908 he retired from his banking job and started writing down the bedtime stories he had been telling his son.
Wind In The Willows follows the adventures of Mole, Badger, Ratty and Toad as they roam the English countryside. A wonderful tale of friendship set amidst the beautiful English countryside. One for all ages to share.
We hope you are having lots of special time with friends this summer. Why not try sharing a book with someone special to you?
Until next week, have a great weekend and happy reading 🙂