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Offline Maria Regina

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Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:47:53 PM »
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  • I have three granddaughters who are learning to read. The oldest is now seven, but the years are passing by swiftly.

    Thus, I am looking for inspirational fiction, similar to that published by C.S. Lewis and his Chronicles of Narnia or his Space Trilogy (for older teenagers).

    Can you recommend any good fictional reading that teaches moral values?
    Lord have mercy.

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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 12:00:03 AM »
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  • I have recently purchased and read The Complete Missing Collection by Margaret Peterson Haddix, who is an very excellent writer. I love the way she brings in faith in God without preaching it. Since her historical fictions are suspenseful, these stories will help children to appreciate and study history. We dare not repeat the mistakes of the past. On the other hand, we must also learn to trust in God and in the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is our constant hope.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1481471384/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1481471384&linkCode=as2&tag=httpwwwchanco-20 />
    I have also read some of her books in The Shadow Children which parallel what is going on in China today. These stories teach children to be brave and to take the initiative when trouble abounds.
    Lord have mercy.


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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 03:49:09 PM »
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  • During Autumn (Thanksgiving), Winter (Christmas), Spring (Easter) and Summer breaks having a few good fictional books keeps the older children occupied especially when the weather outside is nasty or dangerous: rain, hail, sleet, and snow. Even when they are stuck in a tornado shelter these books come in handy. And it is so wonderful to see the older children reading to their younger siblings especially when there is thunder and lightning outside.
    Lord have mercy.

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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 06:01:03 PM »
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  • The Outlaws of Ravenhurst was read in class in the 1940's and 1950's  
    I just purchased the DVD but haven't seen it yet.
    The book is spellbinding.  Author Sister M. Imelda Wallace, S.L.
    There is a new study copy out now but haven't seen it so I don't
    know how much its been modernized.

    For generations Ravenhurst had been the stronghold of Scottish chiefs who led Clan Gordon to battle for God and Our lady! It was filled with memories of persecution. It was the scene of the last stand of the great Earl, Sir Angus. Back against the altar and outnumbered twenty to one, the giant Angus grasped his two-handed longsword and laid the sacrilegious enemies of his God around his feet like sproutings clipped from a hedgerow. The setting is 17th century Scotland and the characters are strong Catholics, outlaws remaining true to their Faith, even if it means drawing their swords and fighting (and possibly dying) for that Faith.
    This classic adventure is a favorite of young and old alike sure to be a story that most will want to read and read again! Acclaimed by Catholic youth across America as the story they read and re-read and lived so vividly it remains with them always.
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 06:30:18 PM »
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  • The Outlaws of Ravenhurst was read in class in the 1940's and 1950's  
    I just purchased the DVD but haven't seen it yet.
    The book is spellbinding.  Author Sister M. Imelda Wallace, S.L.
    There is a new study copy out now but haven't seen it so I don't
    know how much its been modernized.

    For generations Ravenhurst had been the stronghold of Scottish chiefs who led Clan Gordon to battle for God and Our lady! It was filled with memories of persecution. It was the scene of the last stand of the great Earl, Sir Angus. Back against the altar and outnumbered twenty to one, the giant Angus grasped his two-handed longsword and laid the sacrilegious enemies of his God around his feet like sproutings clipped from a hedgerow. The setting is 17th century Scotland and the characters are strong Catholics, outlaws remaining true to their Faith, even if it means drawing their swords and fighting (and possibly dying) for that Faith.
    This classic adventure is a favorite of young and old alike sure to be a story that most will want to read and read again! Acclaimed by Catholic youth across America as the story they read and re-read and lived so vividly it remains with them always.
    Thank you.
    I have never heard of the Outlaws of Ravenhurst. Yes, the nuns read to us when after lunch when we were tired. They knew that we would fall asleep anyway, so they read to us.
    Lord have mercy.


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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 10:31:51 PM »
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  • Hilda Van Stockum books are very popular with homeschoolers here. You could give them a try. Bethelembooks.com

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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 12:16:33 AM »
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  • "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

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    « Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 12:39:04 AM »
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  • Here's another list, but this one might be more suitable for the library given that there are nearly 50 books here.

    http://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/2016/05/48-picture-books-for-well-rounded.html

    We do own a good number of these, though. I don't know why she included the Fr. Brown Reader. It's not a picture book and is more suitable for middle school. While it's simplified Chesterton, it's still didn't keep the interest of anyone in this house younger than 10.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...


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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 11:39:23 AM »
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  • I have three granddaughters who are learning to read. The oldest is now seven, but the years are passing by swiftly.

    Thus, I am looking for inspirational fiction, similar to that published by C.S. Lewis and his Chronicles of Narnia or his Space Trilogy (for older teenagers).

    Can you recommend any good fictional reading that teaches moral values?
    I must caution against providing C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I have known two families that had children who were attracted to this book and they all grew up to be meddlers in the occult or paganism -- at least one did so under the appearance of a Novus Ordo Catholic. 
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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #9 on: May 26, 2018, 05:04:44 PM »
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  • Lord of the Rings, if read with an elder person.
    Outlaws of Ravenhurst... TOTALLY, GREAT BOOK!!
    Chronicles of Narnia, obviously...
    Boxcar Children & Bobbsey Twins are children's mystery stories, very family friendly
    first one stars 14 year old and 6 year old boys, Henry and Benny, and their siblings 12 and 10 year old Jessie and Violet
    2nd one is slightly more complicated
    there are Bert and Nan, 8 in one edition and 12 in the other
    and Freddie and Flossie, 4 in one edition and 6 in the other
    Agatha Christie for teens (older teen side)...

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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #10 on: May 26, 2018, 05:47:09 PM »
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  • Nancy Drew, Misty of Chincoteague, Lassie books, 
    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)


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    Re: Recommended Fictional Reading for Older Children and Teenagers
    « Reply #11 on: May 26, 2018, 05:49:50 PM »
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  • Teenagers should read non fiction as well.  

    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)

     

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