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Caregiver Readings

This is a list and description of stories that have the Caregiver in them. Try them and see if you can find the Caregiver. Then share your favourite Caregiver stories with us so we can add them to the list!

Where the Wild Things Are written by Maurice Sendak, Max is sent to his room without dinner and a wild adventure begins…

Watch as actor Christopher Walken reads this classic.



Charlotte’s Web written by E.B. White, “Where is Papa going with that axe?” asks Fern as she begins to learn what is means to take care of someone else.

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The Harry Potter Collection written by JK Rowling, these books are filled with all the archetypes and maybe in places you aren’t expecting them to be...


 The Harry Potter series is available online through the Fraser Valley Regional Library

The Narnia Chronicles written by C.S. Lewis, before there was Harry, Ron and Hermoine there was Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. Another adventure filled, great collection filled with all kinds of archetypes including the Caregiver. 


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by Roald Dahl, Charlie desperately wants to win a golden ticket to see inside the mysterious Wonka Chocolate Factory, winning the ticket is just the beginning…the Caretake in this tale may surprise you!




The Secret Garden written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Introduces us to Mary Lennox, a sickly, foul-tempered, unsightly little girl who loves no one and whom no one loves. At the outset of the story, she is living in India with her parents—a dashing army captain and his frivolous, beautiful wife—but is rarely permitted to see them. They have placed her under the constant care of a number of native servants, as they find her too hideous and tiresome to look after. Mary’s circumstances are cast into complete upheaval when an outbreak of cholera devastates the Lennox household, leaving no one alive but herself.