BiblioFiles #69: "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" by C.S. Lewis


After a brief glimpse into the wondrous, chaotic world of how BiblioFiles episodes are planned, the CenterForLit crew lands on talking about C.S. Lewis’s fabulous essay, “On Three Ways of Writing for Children.” The main questions include: What is the purpose of children’s literature? What is a good story for children? And why should an author of children’s literature set out to write in the first place?

Referenced Works:

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

Letting Swift River Go by Jane Yolen

“On Three Ways of Writing for Children” by C.S. Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

Summer Reading BiblioFiles Episode

– “Cinderella” by the Brothers Grimm (read by Emily Andrews in the Pelican Society)

– “Birches” by Robert Frost

The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall

The Worm Ouroboros by Eric Rücker Eddison

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