April 18, 2008

The Hall Family Chronicles by Jane Langton

These books are pretty funny and a good introduction for younger children into the world of magic. FYI - The books have some big words that may be hard for early readers, because they talk a lot about Transcendentalism and have poetry and writings by Emerson and Thoreau.

Description -
I've only read a few of these books, but I have them all on hold and will update the descriptions when I get them.
The Diamond in the Window (The Hall Family Chronicles) - Eleanor and Eddie Hall embark on a mission to rescue their missing aunt and uncle from a magical dream world.
The Swing in the Summerhouse (Hall Family Chronicles, Book 2) -
The Astonishing Stereoscope (Hall Family Chronicles, Book 3) -When Eddie receives a magical stereoscope in the mail, Eleanor and Eddie enter the magical world of self discovery. (The book also deals with the question of religion)
The Fledgling (Hall Family Chronicles, Book 4) - This book was full of deeper meanings and parts were kind of confusing. Georgie befriends a goose prince that teaches her how to fly. Mr. Preek believes that the goose is possessed and is set on getting rid of it.
The Fragile Flag (Hall Family Chronicles (Numbered)) -
The Time Bike (Hall Family Chronicles) -
The Mysterious Circus (Hall Family Chronicles) -
The Dragon Tree - This is the 8th and best book in the hall family chronicles series. The story was fast paced and interesting, and the story was fresh and exciting. When a strange neighbor moves in next door and starts cutting down the trees, the Hall family is devastated. So when a Dragon Tree mysteriously grows in their yard overnight, they vow to protect it. Can the Hall family put a stop to their sinister neighbors, or will the neighbors finally put a stop to the magic of 40 Walden Place?

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