WtF a Fantasy Podcast #16 – Juvenile Fantasy

Here’s the audio version of the week’s broadcast. Feel free to download and take it with you!

Last night on the webcast we talked about juvenile fantasy, and how it isn’t just for kids. We discussed several works in the genre including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Phantom Tollbooth. To see what else we covered, and if we brought up any of your favorite works, check out our recorded webcast below.

Also, a big shout out to our special guest Charlotte Cuevas for joining in on the discussion! Thanks, it was fun~!

To download, right click this link and select ‘save link as’.


Lisa Richardson
CJ Casey
Charlotte Cuevas

Webcast Notes:

  • 0:00:01 – introductions & what is juvenile fantasy?
  • 0:02:43 – our intros in JF – The Phantom Tollbooth, The Chronicles of Narnia
  • 0:10:08 – The Neverending Story – book vs movie
  • 0:17:01 – Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet
  • 0:22:06 – Oz in its many incarnations
  • 0:28:19 – YA reads – Lois Duncan, Christopher Pike, Piers Anthony
  • 0:39:26 – brief discussion on Lewis Carroll’s poetry
  • 0:40:59 – Chaos Walking series
  • 0:43:48 – Roald Dahl – books and movies based on them
  • 0:52:16 – escapism in children’s fantasy – Francis Hodgson Burnett
  • 0:57:40 – summary and news for the blog


Norton Juster – The Phantom Tollbooth
C.S. Lewis – The Chronicles of Narnia
L. Frank Baum – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Michael Ende – The Neverending Story
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter
Madeleine L’Engle – A Wrinkle in Time
Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (can also be found on Project Gutenberg), The Hunting of the Snark
Francis Hodgson Burnett – A Little Princess, The Secret Garden
Antoine de Saint-Exupery – The Little Prince
Beatrix Potter – The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Roald Dahl
Lynne Reid Banks – The Fairy Rebel
Robert C. O’Brien – Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM

Christopher Pike – The Starlight Crystal
Lois Duncan – Stranger With My Face, Locked in Time
Patrick Ness – Chaos Walking series
Tamora Pierce – Circle of Magic series
L.J. Smith

Other things – The Scariest Donald Duck Scene, Mark Twain’s Mysterious Stranger


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