Books by Legacy Readers
Nancy-Lou Patterson’s new fantasy for young adults, The Tramp Room, tells of a young girl falling asleep in the Joseph Schneider Haus today and awakening there in the 1850s. She experiences life in that Mennonite community, learning about the simplicity, hard work, and artistry of that culture. Trade paperback edition from Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5. Tel. 519/884-0710×6124. E-mail email@example.com).
Joe Christopher’s 18-page chapbook C. S. Lewis: A Biography includes 10 poems about Lewis and bibliographic notes. Joe published 100 copies as part of the centenary celebration. The first poem in the collection, “29 November 1898” begins with this refrain:
The holy man was born in Ireland—
On Belfast Lough, with waves against the strand.
Eerdmans has re-released (in paperback) Corbin Scott Carnell’s superb Bright Shadow of Reality: C. S. Lewis and the Feeling Intellect, re-titling it Bright Shadow of Reality: Spiritual Longing in C. S. Lewis.
Harold Shaw Publishers has released a revised, greatly expanded edition of Kathryn Lindskoog’s How To Grow a Young Reader: Books from All Ages for Readers of All Ages. This lively new edition, co-authored by Kathryn Lindskoog and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker, is 392 pages long. It contains information about more than 1,800 items ranging from classics to biographies, mysteries to humor, poetry to audio books and multimedia resources. Provident Book Finder: “Reading this book was almost as helpful as taking a course in the history of children’s literature.” Bibliotheca Sacra: “An entertaining and informative guide.” Librarian’s World: “Direct and inspirational… An excellent help.” Needless to say, this book emphasizes C. S. Lewis, the Narnian Chronicles, and related authors like George MacDonald, Edith Nesbit, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Katherine Paterson. For parents, teachers, and any lovers of wonderful books.