The types of fantasy novels that I love most are the types where ordinary, regular, every-day-people get transported somehow to another world. When growing up, to a girl with a crazy overactive imagination, it always appealed to me because, hey! If that happened to other regular people, why couldn’t it happen to me? I would just have to find that magic portal or that magic item that would bring me to another, more exciting world, where even a kid could be a hero.
Years later, that theme still calls to me… and here are some of my favourite ways characters from our world have been transported to another:
- A tesseract in A Winkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Originally Published 1962. LT
- Magic rings, wardrobes, and garden doors in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. LT
- By the use of a stone in The Dream of the Stone by Christina Askounis. Originally Published 1993. LT
- Falling down a rabbit’s hole in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Originally Published 1865. LT
- A tornado in The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum. Originally Published 1900. LT
- A puddle in The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. Originally Published 2004. LT
- Through a crack in a garden wall in The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Originally Published 2006. LT
- By being read into a book in Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. Originally Published 2003. LT
- A mirror in The Tenth Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley. Originally Published 2000. LT
- Through a locked door in Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Originally Published 2002. LT
What are your favourites?