Thursday, July 28, 2016

Good Vs. Evil, Fantasy Meets Reality

     Hillary Ibarra recently wrote an inspirational post on her blog, No Pens, Pencils, Knives or Scissors. In our world where terror and evil run rampant, we and our children can be encouraged in so many ways, one of which includes reading classic fantasy literature. Hillary writes, "I happen to feel that our imaginations are an incredible gift imparted to our race, and that they help us see truths about our universe that our common, impaired senses and faulty brains cannot examine or elucidate fully. Some of these truths, I feel passionately, are best communicated through the epic works of fantasy such as The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling and contemporary series like Kelven's Riddle by Daniel Hylton, my dad. I argue that these tales are meant to be told; they must be told for our good. And what a great and humbling thing it is to have such a story choose you as its storyteller!"

To read the full article, click the link highlighted on her blog name above.

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