Home School Life Journal

Home School Life Journal
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Saint Francis DeSales
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DIY Medieval Fantasy Summer Camp: Summer Reading List



This is perhaps a short list, but large and heavy reading, and so will be enough for the summer. Middle School students can read children's versions if that is more appropriate. They can also watch The Lord of the Rings movies if the amount of pages is too much for them.



The Epic of Gilgamesh  considered the first great work of literature, begins the epic tradition. 

The Iliad and The Odyssey, Homer 
Classical epic poems.



The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
As it is three volumes, this is a lot to read, but so much of study and fun can be take from this trilogy.

Watership Down, Richard Adams
As it is my favorite book, I feel this book is underappreciated. It follows the epic tradition, but uses rabbits as the characters.

(optional) The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

3 comments:

  1. I was discussing with one of the moms in my homeschool group her memory of watching the Watership Down animated movie when she was in some child care situation in elementary school. She was very disturbed by it.
    I remember reading Watership Down a lot in middle school.

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    1. I actually hate the movie, despite the fact the book is my favorite book.

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    2. I actually hate the movie, despite the fact the book is my favorite book.

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