Today I bring to you a starred review of Wingfeather Tales from Betsy at Redeemed Reader, a book review website which seeks to inculcate habits of “thinking Christianly” through children’s literature.
Imagine if a group of professional authors and illustrators were so enamored with Lewis’s Narnia that they each created a unique new story—not an addition [to] the Narnia canon, but an expansion of the elements already present. Someone might write a humorous story of Mr. and Mrs. Beaver falling in love. Someone else might write a fiercesome story about Caspian IX’s betrayal by his brother, Miraz. Or what about a story about those funny Dufflepods and their original transformation to Dufflepods? Now imagine that Tolkien wrote one of those stories and inserted a hobbit into his Narnia story. And that all these authors and illustrators are the Inklings and actually know one another.
That is exactly what the Wingfeather Tales is.
Thanks, Betsy! To read the rest of the review, click here, and then poke around the site to find their other Wingfeather reviews. 🙂
Extra: Redeemed Reader is hosting a Beauty and the Beast themed readalong this month, with featured picture books on Mondays, devotionals on Fridays (the first is up already), and discussions on an assortment of relevant titles (middle grade, YA, and adult books, as well as movies) throughout the month. Wingfeather is included in the lineup. If you’d like to be challenged to think through the topics of beauty, sin, and redemption, click on over.
This week, Madame Sidler will be reading Jonathan Rogers’ Wingfeather Tale, “The Ballad of Lanric and Rube.” (Catch a video preview here.) Come back on Friday for an excerpt, and to share one of your own! We’ve got great conversations happening in the forum, too, and you’re invited.