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Re-explore Your Favorite Fantasies

Re-explore worlds of magic and mystery in these classic fantasy novels.

Carroll, Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's journey down a rabbit hole and through a looking glass remains as fantastic as ever.
 
Clarke, Susanna
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
A strange and intriguing fantasy tale of Victorian Englishman with magical powers.
 
Ende, Michael
The Neverending Story
If you love the movie, read the longer and even more fantastic book from which it is derived.
 
Goldman, William
The Princess Bride
Another book-to-film classic with need-to-read status for fans of the movie.
 
L'Engle, Madeleine
A Wrinkle In Time
Three children search for a missing scientist who was lost in a "tesseract," a wrinkle in time.
 
LeGuin, Ursula K.
A Wizard of Earthsea
Before Harry Potter there was Sparrowhawk, a boy with latent magical skills who became a great wizard.
 
Lewis, C.S.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
The highly symbolic story of four adventurers and their journey to save Narnia from the White Witch.
 
Rowling, J.K.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The contemporary classic that introduced us to Harry Potter, a powerful young wizard-in-training.
 
Tolkien, J.R.R
The Hobbit
The tale of Bilbo Baggins and his journey there and back again that paved the way for Lord of the Rings.
 
White, T.H.
The Once and Future King
The classic retelling of the legend of King Arthur, his kingdom, and his loyal and disloyal subjects.
 

Updated: June 4, 2009