In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.
So begins Tolkien’s classic children’s fantasy, which I have previously read and reviewed on TDAC. But, it has occurred to me that hobbit holes and allegorical lions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to classic children’s fantasy, a special interest of mine. So, this is the first post in a continuing series that I will be doing over the next three weeks or so about five children’s fantasy classics that I have selected to read for a Goodreads Group challenge in the month of July.
As of writing this, I have finished two of them, and am ready to begin the third.
The list is:
The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
It is likely that the series will continue past those five books. Stay tuned.