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4 Favourite Books about Easter

There are many classical books in literature that represent Easter as a theme for children. Here are 4 of our favourites:

    Peter Rabbit’s Easter Egg Hunt

    Peter Rabbit and his friends love Easter and their mission is to find as many Easter eggs as possible. Children can lift the giant flaps to reveal Peter Rabbit’s burrow and can help Peter to pull up some vegetables before Mr. McGregor catches him. Next they can help Jemima Puddle-duck find her naughty little ducklings, and join Peter and his friends to find the ten hidden Easter eggs. As well as all this, there is also an amazing pop-up surprise…

    Winnie The Pooh’s Easter Egg Hunt

    Rabbit sends Pooh, Tigger, Roo, Kanga and Eeyore on an easter egg hunt. Pooh finds all the eggs, but they fall out of his basket through a hole in the bottom! All of his friends then find the eggs, but at the end they give them back to Pooh. Pooh ends up sharing the prize for finding the most eggs with his friends who shared their eggs with him. A great tale about true friendship…

    Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire

    Easter is an important religious event that is celebrated in both the Muggle and Wizarding worlds. In the wizarding world, Easter is celebrated as a week-long holiday. During this week, Hogwarts is on an official holiday and the students can either return home or stay in the castle without classes. Molly Weasley sends a package of Easter eggs to Hogwarts for Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Both Harry and Ron receive eggs the size of dragon eggs, full of homemade toffee, while Hermione’s are smaller than chicken eggs. It then emerges that Mrs Weasley has believed a false story about Hermione breaking Ron’s heart…

    Chronicles of Narnia

    Although it is possible to read the Chronicles of Narnia as pure adventure, they also are very much grounded in Christian themes. Lewis seems to have intended The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as a more accessible (for children) version of the Easter story, with Aslan a Christ-like figure. In The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, he returns to the world he created to redeem it from the eternal winter of the White Witch. Aslan defeats the Witch’s winter, but she has one last trick up her sleeve. She claims Edmund, saying that Deep Magic From The Dawn of Time has given her dominion over such traitors. Only blood will save the boy, so Aslan secretly agrees to be sacrificed by the Witch. His death, however, is only temporary, because Deeper Magic from Before the Dawn of Time guarantees that the wrongly sacrificed will be brought back to life. The morning after his sacrifice, Aslan returns for his final victory over the evil witch. If you remove the fantasy elements, the basic outline is familiar as the Easter story. Other elements of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe further echo the Easter story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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