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Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free

Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Published: HarperCollins on Oct 6, 2009
ISBN: 9780061974151
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The Chronicles of Narnia was by far my favorite series growing up and I have read all of the 6 books at least twice, some more. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series, and tells of the children's first experience in Narnia, and the explanation of how they got there in the first place (by walking through a Wardrobe in an old professor's house one summer by mistake). The children encounter an evil Witch who keeps the land in the season of winter all year round without Christmas, a brave and courageous lion named Aslan who saves Narnia from the witch, and the children's journey and then battle involved in the event and the lovable characters you meet along the way. I would recomment this entire series to children ages 10-13, and would suggest reading them in order (although I've seen now that the newer printed version has the 6th book now as the 1st one, so I suppose just follow the order as printed in the front cover of your book). Themes: Adventure, Fiction, good vs. evil, friendship, family tiesread more
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I'm reading this one to the kids right now and...I'm surprised to find myself seriously underwhelmed. It's been probably 15 years since I read it last, and while Lewis' work here is fine for a YA novel, I'm finding I demand a bit more from my prose nowadays. (And don't get me started on his bizarre use of parentheticals--rendered especially awkward whilst reading aloud.) Still a great kids' story and allegory, though.read more
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Amazing though it was, it turned out to become a movie..blaaah.read more
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The Chronicles of Narnia was by far my favorite series growing up and I have read all of the 6 books at least twice, some more. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series, and tells of the children's first experience in Narnia, and the explanation of how they got there in the first place (by walking through a Wardrobe in an old professor's house one summer by mistake). The children encounter an evil Witch who keeps the land in the season of winter all year round without Christmas, a brave and courageous lion named Aslan who saves Narnia from the witch, and the children's journey and then battle involved in the event and the lovable characters you meet along the way. I would recomment this entire series to children ages 10-13, and would suggest reading them in order (although I've seen now that the newer printed version has the 6th book now as the 1st one, so I suppose just follow the order as printed in the front cover of your book). Themes: Adventure, Fiction, good vs. evil, friendship, family ties
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I'm reading this one to the kids right now and...I'm surprised to find myself seriously underwhelmed. It's been probably 15 years since I read it last, and while Lewis' work here is fine for a YA novel, I'm finding I demand a bit more from my prose nowadays. (And don't get me started on his bizarre use of parentheticals--rendered especially awkward whilst reading aloud.) Still a great kids' story and allegory, though.
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Amazing though it was, it turned out to become a movie..blaaah.
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Kearsten says: A secret door into a world where animals talk, an evil witch threatens and four children have the responsibility to save everyone? Plus a majestic talking lion who cheats death?! SOLD! I read and reread this series, reveling in the adventure, the magic and the quests - my love of epic fantasy (Wheel of Time, I'm looking at you) can be traced back to this enchanting story. This was definitely one of those books/series I wanted to jump into as a kid...I did not, however, EVER catch the religious subtext back then; I just went delightedly along for the ride. :)
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one of the best books i have read
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Very captivating, wish I had read this as a kid. I liked the old-fashionedness, and the timeless idea of a world unreachable by adults, with its clear (?) distinction between good and evil. I'll surely recommend this to my future children :)(added later): Looking back after reading the whole saga in about eight months, the first story seems quite small and innocent, though it did deal with the fate of a nation. What I like about it now is the sense of originality and the simple but powerful idea.
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