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Narnia Read-alikes

If you've seen The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in theaters and can't get enough of all things Narnian, here are some other fantasy voyages to check out:

The book of three by Lloyd Alexander — An Assistant Pigkeeper sets out on a quest to make a name for himself in the country of Prydain.

Tuck everlasting by Natalie Babbitt — The Tuck family discovers the source of the fountain of youth, but find that eternal youth isn't all it's cracked up to be.

The door within by Wayne Thomas Batson — Aidan Thomas finds himself pulled into new world that he must rescue.

The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley — Sabrina and Daphne Grimm discover their illustrious family history when they go live with the grandmother they always believed to be dead.

Alice's adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll — A trip down a rabbit hole introduces Alice to a whole world filled with crazy characters.

Half magic by Edward Eager — Four siblings discover a magic coin that grants wishes. Unfortunately, it only grants half of what you wish.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke — Maggie discovers that she, like her father, can "read" characters out of books.

The secret of platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson — A hag, wizard, fey and ogre travel through a secret magical tunnel to rescue a prince kidnapped from their world years earlier.

A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle — Meg, Charles and Calvin search the universe for Meg and Charles's father, Mr. Murry, a missing scientist.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini — Eragon and his Dragon Saphira join rebel forces battling the evil king, Galbatorix.

The lightning thief by Rick Riordan — Percy Jackson discovers he is the son of Poseidon, and embarks on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

The bark of the bog owl Jonathan Rogers by Jonathan Rogers — Aidan is a simple shepherd boy in Corenwald, when he is declared by a prophet to be the Wilderking, the deliverer of his country.

The hobbit, or, there and back again by J.R.R. Tolkien — A small hobbit is chosen by the wizard Gandalf to embark on an adventure from which he may never return.

And don't forget the other Chronicles of Narnia. Happy Reading!

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