Tessering through the wardrobe

Remarkably, today is the birthday of both C. S. Lewis (1898) and Madeleine D’Engle (1918). Born exactly twenty years apart, with very different literary styles, the two authors had a remarkably confluent influence on the fantasy genre.

Each, in their own unique way, used journeys of children through fantasy worlds as a way to discuss deep spiritual issues. And each had powerful things to teach us about the eternal struggle between good and evil — a struggle that we all face in our own lives.

Thinking of the two of them together, all I want to do at the moment is tesser through a wardrobe. Come to think of it, I wonder whether that was how Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy actually got to Narnia.

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