There are books upon books that I have read and enjoyed over the growing number of my reading years, and I am thankful for them. Then there are a select few that have moved my heart, my brain, indeed my whole being throughout the reading of them and for years afterwards. Once Upon a Wardrobe is one such book.
Building on C.S. Lewis, his brother and his books, Patti Callaghan’s story of a young student and her ailing brother searching for answers to their questions about The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe presents a new discovery with every page turn.
I loved it. I just wanted to lose myself in Callaghan’s creation. And for long periods I did. These characters are so believable yet so easily recognizable as utterly unique that I wonder just how it is that I can identify with Megs, a math whiz, and her little brother, George, so easily.
This is a story to carry into that secret part of you where ideas blend and wonder predominates. It is a story that will make you think and feel and smile and long for it to go on and on. It is a story that will make you weep. I must go read it again! (first published on Goodreads)
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