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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) - C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
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The story begins in 1940 during World War II, when four siblings-Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie-are evacuated from London to escape the Blitz. They are sent to live with Professor Digory Kirke, who lives in a country house in the English countryside. While the four children are... show more
The story begins in 1940 during World War II, when four siblings-Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie-are evacuated from London to escape the Blitz. They are sent to live with Professor Digory Kirke, who lives in a country house in the English countryside.

While the four children are exploring the house, Lucy looks into a wardrobe and discovers a doorway to a magical world named Narnia. There she meets a faun named Mr Tumnus. He invites her to have tea in his home. There he confesses he planned to report her to the pretend queen of Narnia, otherwise known as the White Witch but has thought better of it. Upon returning to our world, Lucy's siblings do not believe her story about Narnia. Her older brother Edmund enters the wardrobe and meets the White Witch, who befriends him and offers him magical Turkish delight which enchants him. She encourages him to bring his siblings to her in Narnia, with the promise that he shall rule over them. Edmund returns with Lucy to the Professor's house, having met her in Narnia. But after returning he lies to Peter and Susan: he denies Lucy's claim that Narnia lies behind the wardrobe.

Eventually all four of the children enter Narnia together while hiding in the wardrobe. They meet Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, who invite them to dinner. The beavers recount a prophecy that the witch's power will fall when two Sons of Adam and two Daughters of Eve fill the four thrones at Cair Paravel. The beavers tell of the true king of Narnia, a great lion named Aslan who has been absent for many years but is now "on the move again." - All in all an amazing story
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780006716631 (0006716636)
Publisher: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd (Fontana Lions)
Pages no: 171
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) -7 (#1)
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danae
danae rated it
This is one of my seven favorite books. I can't pick just one of The Chronicles of Narnia.I love the world of Narnia and its magical characters, and experiencing that land through the eyes of the Pevensie children, arriving from a war-torn home.I love that one can read this book for an enjoyable sto...
ashleydavis
ashleydavis rated it
The Lion, The with and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is such a good book to read. Its a story of four siblings who discover a hidden world within a wardrobe found while playing hide and seek. The children ar part of a great prophecy to help Aslan save Narna from the white witch. I would rate this book ...
lward2
lward2 rated it
5.0 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is an incredible novel by C.S. Lewis. I read this book in 5th grade with my class. It is about four children who make their way to a far away land called Narnia; there they become prisoners to an evil witch who calls herself the Queen of Narnia; huge sacrifices ...
Kaytee Keefe
Kaytee Keefe rated it
5.0
This was one of my favorite books growing up. I love how much creativity and imagination was put into it. Reading this book is like an adventure itself. You can truly visualize the settings, even though they’re unrealistic. In the classroom, this book could be used for a class reading, literatur...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
I would have given the book 4.5 stars if Lewis hadn't kept mentioning that you shouldn't shut yourself in a wardrobe ever. I think I'm always surprised by how short this book is. I think it might be the shortest in the series, but the story always feels so big to me. It's a fast-paced story that's...
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