Last week I picked up a copy of Disney’s The Black Cauldron on DVD because I figure these things only come around — how often? Anyway, it got me thinking about how I got into it to begin with.

I first came across the adventure game The Black Cauldron on a bookshelf in my dad’s office when I was very young. I tried to play the game and found it to be very frustrating. I found out about the movie *after* I discovered the game, but it was one of their movies that got locked up in the Disney Vault to be forgotten about, so I didn’t see until years later.

I stumbled across copies of The Book of Three and The Black Cauldron in my fifth- or sixth-grade teacher’s classroom. I devoured them and then sought out more at the library, where I found copies of The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, and The High King.

The Chronicles of Prydain was my Harry Potter. I read them when I was the right age and they were for me. I “discovered” the series myself, and I treasure my memories of the books. I made sure to acquire my own copies and I’ll have them around for my own kids to read. :)