February 17, 2013   64 notes

eeeee!

So I regularly convince kids to read The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper by demonstrating that it had such a profound impact on baby me that I still have that damn poem memorized.

I just had a kid come up to me, ask for the third book, and recite the poem to me because he loves the books so much.

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  3. shorterexcerpts said: And by the time they hit the Grey King, they get to learn a tiny bit of Welsh!
  4. fotzepolitic said: Oh awesome! A friend who’s not a librarian recommended the books to me.
  5. ouiser--boudreaux said: WHEN THE DARK COMES RISING SIX SHALL TURN IT BACK THREE FROM THE CIRCLE THREE FROM THE TRACK
  6. mar-see-ah said: When the dark comes rising six shall turn it back. Three from the circle three from the track. Wood bronze iron water fire stone. Five shall return and one go alone.