Narnia Summer Reading: Bring Narnia on Your Travels This Summer

“Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all of those things-trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones…That’s why I’m going to stand by the play world. I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live like a Narnian even if there isn’t any Narnia.”

Heading to the beach? Transport yourself to the magical shoreline in Prince Caspian. Feel the sand between your toes, stare into the glistening ocean, perhaps explore the ruins of an old castle? Remember that here, “Things never happen the same way twice.”

Just like Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, you could end up in the ocean.

“Ah, you’ve come over the water. Powerful wet stuff, ain’t it?”

(Swimming? Yes, please.)

If you’re not really a beach, person, how about a hike, or camping in a national park. The US National Parks Service turns 100 this year, so why not #findyourpark?

“Most of us, I suppose, have a secret country but for most of us it is only an imaginary country. Edmund and Lucy were luckier than other people in that respect.”

Want to really chill out and explore the wonders of the cold like Lucy in The Long Winter? There are cities where it’s cold, but surely not Christmas, all summer.

Maybe you’re in need of an adventure. Throw a dart at a wall map, pack your bags and get ready to make some memories!

“To the glistening eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy the Valiant. To the great western wood, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant southern sun, Queen Susan the gentle. And to the clear northern skies, I give you King Peter the Magnificent.”

No matter which direction you may head this summer, make sure you pack a book and enjoy each day!