The Purpose of Fantasy
A Reader’s Guide to Twelve Selected Books
with Good Values & Spiritual Depth
by Philip Martin (Crispin Books, December 2013)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

PART ONE: ABOUT FANTASY

Introduction

Are Children’s Books Only for Children?

Tolkien’s Three Things and Chesterton’s Two

Is Fantasy Escapist?

Is Fantasy Subversive?

PART TWO:  TWELVE BOOKS OF FANTASY

Momo, by Michael Ende

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis

Finn Family Moomintroll, by Tove Jansson

The Rope Trick, by Lloyd Alexander

Gifts, by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle

The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber

Afterword

Bibliography