I cannot believe I forgot to tell you about this one last dragon activity! It just popped into my head the other day.
My very very favorite story of a dragon is actually one little part of a book—the story of Eustace in the Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis! It’s one of the first stories I thought of when we started talking about Dragon Week. I knew I wanted Asa to hear this story. We read all the Chronicles of Narnia last year so instead of me reading it to him, I pulled out or Chronicles of Narnia Radio Theatre!
Have you heard this? Ohmyword. It’s the most gorgeous radio dramas EVER. It’s more than an audiobook with multiple actors and gorgeous music and sound effects. They’ve done all the Chronicles of Narnia, Corrie Ten Boom’s Hiding Place, Anne of Green Gables, Les Miserables, Little Women, Oliver Twist and right now they are doing a story called CS Lewis at War which is about how Mere Christianity came to be. The acting is superb, the stories are mesmerizing and it’s such a fun way to listen to some classic stories!
But back to the dragon story…well, I don’t want to tell you the whole thing but basically a greedy, selfish little boy is turned into a dragon and learns what forgiveness, humility and selflessness really means when he meets Aslan, the Great Lion and the King of Narnia. It’s also a beautiful picture of baptism and God’s great desire to redeem us.
Asa and I listened to just the dragon chapter about Eustace from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader but he loved it so much we started over and listened to the whole book! If you haven’t heard Radio Theatre, you are totally and completely missing out. Check your library and grab one for you and your family to listen to in the car! (Since Lydia got home from camp, we’ve been listening to the whole series–we ate dinner on the floor around my computer last night because we couldn’t stop listening!)
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And speaking of radio dramas—there are only TWO MORE DAYS (expires July 31) to get the Odyssey Adventure Club for $5. I’ve told you about how listeningtoanodyssey is our new go-to activity and how the Odyssey Adventure Club is valuable and totally worth your hard earned cash.
To whet your appetite and/or further convince you, there’s a new Odyssey album and you can listen to the first one for free right now! We haven’t listened to this one yet (because we’ve started at the beginning of Odyssey-time and wanna listen in order) BUT we might jump ahead and listen anyway because these episodes are thematic and based on Focus on the Family’s new The Family Project: a Divine Reflection.
The Family Project is a small group curriculum (& more) which explores the family and how God designed it to thrive and change the world. I’m excited to see where these stories go!
So. Bottom line: GET YOUR EARS READY! You need to snag this Odyssey Adventure Club deal before it expires! And don’t forget to check your library (or Amazon) to buy your own copy of a classic story on Radio Theatre. (Just to clarify, the OAC does not include the Radio Theatre titles. They are totally separate things. Equal in awesomeness but that’s all.)
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