Through reading this 191 page book from YWAM Publishing, we learned a great deal about C.S. Lewis and his life. The book has 17 chapters, a Note to Readers, and a bibliography and it is recommended for ages 10 and up. Buddy read it aloud in about 2 weeks time by reading a couple of chapters a day. We learned many interesting facts about C.S. Lewis along the way. He suffered several family tragedies very early on in his life. He was best friends with his older brother, Warren. C.S. stands for Clive Staple and he renamed himself Jack which is what everyone called him. He served and was injured in WWI. He tried to serve again in WWII, but there was shrapnel under his shoulder blade that they couldn't fully remove from his WWI injury, so his duties were limited. He married late in life and lost his wife to cancer, but was left with 2 stepsons. He was a distinguished Literature Professor in England. He died on the same day as John F. Kennedy which was a much bigger story. The book was very interesting and reading it helped Buddy understand why C.S. Lewis wrote the way he did.
|I would pull up the study guide on the computer and have Buddy write his answers out on paper.|
I will always highly recommend any book in the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series of books from YWAM publishing. They are great books about great Christians. There are also several books in their Heroes of History series that I am interested in having my children read because these are great stories too. I am especially interested in Heroes of History: Laura Ingalls Wilder since my daughter has been reading this Little House on the Prairie series this year. Really, I haven't found a YWAM book that I don't want to have my children read. I love that they tell the true stories of real people and we can learn so much from them. I also like the study guides because they help me use the book fully in our school. You can learn more about the Christian Heroes - C.S. Lewis true biography we read here. You can learn more about YWAM Publishing on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Blog. Check out the book reviews from my friends on the Homeschool Review Crew by clicking on the banner below because we all got to read different books.