Thursday, September 20, 2012

Planet Narnia Book Club

Author Dr. Michael Ward suggested in his book Planet Narnia that the 7 books in The Chronicles of Narnia parallel the 7 planets of the medieval cosmos. That sets the backdrop for the Planet Narnia Book Club, a faith-based book club for young readers led by a very capable Mrs. Cowley.

For our first meeting this month, we discussed The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe which embodies the imagery of Jupiter, according to Dr. Ward. Mrs. Cowley took us through a brief history of the Middle Ages cosmology, the Ptolemy's model of the universe, and C. S. Lewis' background as a professor steeped in medieval literature.

Serena is obsessed with Greek mythology these days and has become quite an expert in the gods & goddesses of Mount Olympus. Cracking this Narnia Code with all its fascinating imagery of Roman gods has come at a very opportune time for her!

1 comment:

  1. This is very good.
    did love the ancient history as well
    Love Nanny & Papa