Letters to Children (2020)

Letters to Children C.S. Lewis Marjorie Lamp Mead Lyle Wesley Dorsett Letters to Children C S Lewis beloved author of The Chronicles of Narnia answers fan letters in this sweet collection that shows why he remains one of the best loved children s authors of all time In his life C S Lewi
  • Title: Letters to Children
  • Author: C.S. Lewis Marjorie Lamp Mead Lyle Wesley Dorsett
  • ISBN: 9780684823720
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
Letters to Children C.S. Lewis Marjorie Lamp Mead Lyle Wesley Dorsett C.S Lewis, beloved author of The Chronicles of Narnia, answers fan letters in this sweet collection that shows why he remains one of the best loved children s authors of all time.In his life, C.S Lewis received thousands of letters from young fans who were eager for knowledge of his bestselling Narnia books and their author Here are collected many of his responsesC.S Lewis, beloved author of The Chronicles of Narnia, answers fan letters in this sweet collection that shows why he remains one of the best loved children s authors of all time.In his life, C.S Lewis received thousands of letters from young fans who were eager for knowledge of his bestselling Narnia books and their author Here are collected many of his responses to those letters, in which he shares his feelings about writing, school, animals, and of course, Narnia Lewis writes to the children as he wrote for them with understanding and respect.
Letters to Children C.S. Lewis Marjorie Lamp Mead Lyle Wesley Dorsett

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  1. Susan Budd

    C S Lewis was a special soul, one of those rare people who retain the best of youth even into old age He had a rapport with children that was surely the product of his own child like nature In his essay, On Three Ways of Writing for Children, he recounts an anecdote that, I think, provides some insight into his ability to speak to children as fluently and naturally as he does I have been told that Arthur Mee never met a child and never wished to it was, from his point of view, a bit of luck that [...]

  2. Amy

    Satisfying and lovely I don t have many cohesive thoughts, just warmth and satisfaction from reading it Lewis s letters are encouraging, instructive, and occasionally just about mundane things like the weather I love how often he encourages children to write their own Narnia stories He answers lots of questions about the Narnia books which is nice because every fangirl wants that little bit of .I love how intelligently he writes to children He peppers his letters with references to other books a [...]

  3. Gary Miller

    I really enjoyed this book C S Lewis in my opinion is a great author The letters that he wrote back to the children were very understandable My favorite was when he explained how to pronounce Aslan and the meaning of him I would recommend this book to anyone young or old.

  4. Bekah

    I envy these children their luck in corresponding with Lewis The brilliant man died when my mother was only five years old, so I missed out by miles in my chance, but it was wonderful to read these collected responses Lewis was so humble in receiving praise and encouraging to those who expressed an interest in writing I was thoroughly impressed by his discussion of theology, how he never spoke down to any of these children, never tried to dumb things down It also amused me that he even encourage [...]

  5. Rissie

    I love this book It s a small collection of C.S Lewis responses to letters that children wrote to him about his Narnia books The letters are so nice he takes the children and their news concerns ideas seriously and responds to them with interest and concern as though he were responding to an adult I d love to get a letter like that even now

  6. Miss Abernathy

    A trav s de estas cartas conoces muchos datos interesantes c mo se forj Narnia, la relaci n entre Jack y sus lectores, el car cter del escritor y algunos hechos de su vida que le marcaron en su obra literaria.

  7. Nick

    I thoroughly enjoyed this slight volume The intimate and mundane details of Lewis life are fascinating to me, and it is always helpful to see how others write letters I m afraid my letters are rather pedestrian I highly recommend this book

  8. Olivia

    Okay, so on top of everything else, the man answered his fan mail WHY WAS HE PERFECT All right, so he wasn t perfect, but sometimes I feel like I m dangerously close to putting him on that pedestal.

  9. Mwrogers

    Of course I would rate this book 5 stars, as I do nearly everything CS Lewis It is very touching to know that this busy and brilliant college professor did not think it beneath him to answer children s letters I also loved it when he closed his letter asking the child to pray for him What a blessing this man was and still is for us on this side of Narnia.

  10. Rebekah Choat

    C.S Lewis, in addition to being a prolific writer of scholarly works, poems, Christian apologetics, and fiction, carried on extensive correspondence He considered it a solemn duty to personally answer each of the thousands of letters he received and not perfunctory, generic, Thank you for writing I wish you well The responses he penned are truly personal and specific, giving detailed thanks for small gifts, carefully answering questions asked, and thoughtfully addressing whatever issues the writ [...]

  11. Joanne

    Given how young I was when I first fell in love with Narnia and began to deeply admire C.S Lewis, it is little wonder that I thoroughly enjoyed the book C.S Lewis Letters to Children This wonderful, beautiful compilation of letters he wrote between 1944 1963 to children, including many Americans, paints a lovely picture of a man I ve never met, but who is, in my imagination, a dear friend So sentimental in tone, I got a bit teary eyed at how gentle and sweet he was to his many young fans The con [...]

  12. Meredith

    Very interesting Who knew that C S Lewis disliked Cicero, read Pride and Prejudice numerous times, and agreed the Chronicles of Narnia should be read beginning with The Magician s Nephew and ending with The Last Battle An order, by the way, I would also recommend I didn t read all the letters and it was very short, so I won t be counting this one for my annual book challenge.Things that could have made it better Letters FROM the children rather than only letters TO the children apparently C S Le [...]

  13. Ruth

    I first read this collection about fifteen years ago, and at that time I d only read the Narnia books once and had no exposure to Lewis s other works This reading, of course, proved a far richer experience I think the best aspect is witnessing how Lewis expressed his fierce intellect and deep theological understanding in simple language Case in point, what he says about being who God created you to be in the body of Christ A good toenail is not an unsuccessful attempt at a hair and if it were co [...]

  14. Miss Clark

    Wonderful book, with plenty of neat details and facts, esp about his Narnia series.Excerpts 22 January 1977Dear Martin,The books don t tell us what happened to Susan She is left alive in this world at the end, having by then turned into a rather silly, conceited young woman But there is plenty of time for her to mend, and perhaps she will get to Aslan s country in the end in her own way I think that whatever she had seen in Narnia she could if she was the sort that wanted to persuade herself, as [...]

  15. Jessica

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book I reluctantly settled for it when, after deciding to read all of Lewis, I couldn t find many of his well known works at the local library I was pleasantly surprised Further, it was a little fortuitous that I read this before any of his great works I feel it served as a nice introduction to the author beforehand What I especially loved was that it became clear to me through his letters that he was a down to earth person despite his success and fame Also, I believe, [...]

  16. Stan Shelley

    What a marvelous book Normally I have to really slow down to read CS Lewis but this one reads like a breezee, of course, it is letters to children Lewis writes in a way that is accessible to them but at the same time he does not talk down to them He is just full of Christian kindness He answers their questions, give advice if it was requested and seems to genuinely care The letter he wrote to the little boy who was concerned that he loved Aslan than Jesus was priceless And he sometimes ended le [...]

  17. Caroline

    I flew through this book and when I finished C.S Lewis became like a grandfather to me I have always reveled in his literary genius and theological mind Yet, to read these letters, I saw quite clearly his passion and love for children Why else would he painstakingly write letters encouraging and teaching those brave souls who were faithful to correspond I only wish I had lived at that time to receive even a nugget of wisdom or jest from this wonderful man

  18. Rachel

    A collection of letters from CS written to children from around the world This book makes me want to meet CS Lewis even than I ever did before He is so frank, and so open, and so honest in his letters and he so obviously enjoys observing things from a child like viewpoint, and intellectual discourse even with children I wish he was still alive when I was young so I could have written to him.

  19. Joshua Brist

    What a wonderful book I am so grateful that these editors took the massive amount of time and work that it must have taken to compile these very insightful and meaningful letters of C.S Lewis I now feel like I understand this man even after reading his semi autobiography Surprised by Joy I learned, I laughed, and by the end I definitely cried Five stars.

  20. Ginnie

    If you ever wanted to ask C.S Lewis a question it s very possible you will find the answer to those questions it this book Written in a simple way with little illustrations from his own hand I recommend this to all Lewis fans.

  21. Zack Mollhagen

    A lovely reminder of the gentleness and respect that Lewis had for children This book shows that Lewis held Christ s teaching dear, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these Mathew 19 14.

  22. Kendall

    Really good I think that Lewis, in writing to children, is not trying to prove anything he simply says what he thinks This gives these letters an aphoristic quality, almost like a collection of proverbs.

  23. Cyr

    Probably only of interest to those who are already die hard Lewis fans to whom most of the information in this book will already be familiar, because the snippets of Lewis s thinking we get are often found elsewhere in his writings, fully developed There is also a fair bit of repetition yes, there will be three Narnia books coming out or, later no, I won t be writing any Narnia books, but I m glad you like them Here and there is a little gem that makes the book worth reading for the real Lewi [...]

  24. Helen

    In times like this, it is good to go back and read the words of one s heroes Lewis wrote many letters to both adults and children, and spoke with the same gravity and sincerity to both He doesn t speak down to children and takes their fears and complaints about his books seriously I was especially touched by his response to the little boy who had begun to fear that he preferred Aslan to Jesus This isn t all of the letters written to children by Lewis, but is a great collection representative of [...]

  25. Anna

    Lewis takes children and their questions, comments, and criticism very seriously He doesn t talk down to them, dismiss their thoughts, and sounds genuinely grateful and delighted by any pieces of writing or artwork sent his way Demonstrating an even greater level of respect, he gives advice and helpful criticism of their poetry or stories What an absolute gentleman.This was a heartwarming read.

  26. Elizabeth

    This slim volume is a treasure and a delight I read it in just a few hours, but they were an incredibly refreshing few hours C.S Lewis clearly valued the letters he received from his young readers and took his responses to them seriously It s touching to see his belief in children s abilities and his desire for children to know God that shine through in this precious collection of his letters to them.

  27. Jes

    Charming I love that Lewis talks to children with respect and admiration In particular, always ready to compliment them on something and make things personal to each recipient He seems to be the kind of uncle and grown up friend every child would wish for A quick read and very sweet Highly recommend

  28. Joanna Branson

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lewis informal voice used in his correspondence A new reading experience It was interesting to find that Lewis didn t talk down to the children he wrote to, and engaged them in literary writerly conversations, often encouraging them in their own creative pursuits and offering constructive critique in some cases.

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