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NostalgiAwesome #4: Books! (With Videos!!)

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time cover art

Darn you, YouTube…they did make a Wrinkle in Time movie…and all you have are music videos.

That’s okay; A Wrinkle in Time is the most mind blowing book you can read in elementary school; it takes science fiction and fantasy to a level that no one has quite reached since. Go buy it, please just go buy it–because how many children’s books do you know that explain extra dimensional travel and tesseracts? That word is so awesome by the way–since Microsoft Word does not know it.

And one of the aforementioned music videos. Just because.

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And the DVD of A Wrinkle in Time is available here.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe paperback

Okay, so you probably know what this one is. In fact it’s the only one whose movie made a sizeable profit, and yes, I will play the kickass battle scene for you. Buy the whole paperback box set for your kids. And yes, I know the lion is Jesus, but just buy it, it’s terrific and you know it.

Here, enjoy the battle scene:

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That’s, of course, from the Walden Media feature film, which you can snag on DVD here. (It’s the four-disc version which is out of print, but the price on it is really good.)

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

Alright, if you haven’t read the book don’t watch the video…

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Yes, this book is pretty darn sad, and it teaches all the life lessons of the above books: death is a natural part of your life, and childhood is sacred, and all the wonderful things that childhood teaches us…and if you made it through Where the Red Fern Grows without crying, our robot overlords will find you pleasing.

Curiously, while the book is set in the country and is bittersweet and sad and would be great with a slow evocative song, the Where the Red Fern Grows music videographers seem to think metal works with Coonhounds…whatever.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

The DVD of the film is available here.

All right, well, that about wraps it up for NostalgiAwesome: Books (With Videos!) any volunteers to play us out?

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Oh…um…thanks Bill. Join us next time when we confront all things past and purchasable to bring you all things NostalgiAWESOME!


  • Because of this post, I went out and bought “Tuck Everlasting” and finished reading it tonight. What a wonderful read! Thank you for suggesting it.

    I also picked up “The Giver” which is next on my list.

  • I’m back! Finally had an opportunity to read “The Giver”. Another amazing book! Thank you again for the suggestion. I am certain I will read it again in the future, and when my children are old enough, I will definitely suggest this book to them.