Fablehaven, the youth novel series by Brandon Mull is great for all ages. The power of obedience taught in the first book makes it fabulous for family reading and discussion. The mythical characters and mystery will keep everyone engaged and anxious to “find out what happens.”
Themes: courage; obedience; family; knowledge; character; right and wrong; rules
Read With: The Hobbit; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Pinocchio
Principle: Obedience brings increased opportunities.
1- How do Seth and Kendra discover Fablehaven? How’s fault is it that they find out? Is it good or bad that they know? What role does their grandfather play?
2- What differences are there between the mythical characters? How did they become good or bad? What are their relationships to the children?
3- Why are there rules in Fablehaven? How are there rules in our world? What does it mean to be obedient? Are we rewarded for obedience like Kendra was?