The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
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
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 1st 1980
Publisher: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd (Fontana Lions)
Pages no: 171
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) -7 (#1)
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...
One of those classic books that I believe every child should read. I think that this would be a good book to read as small groups in 3rd or 4th grade. Or even used as a whole group reading in 5th or 6th grade.
I have chosen this book because the movie is amazing and I have not read the book! I have been trying to read the series for years but I never have the time. The book is bout a little girl that finds a magical wardrobe that takes her to another place. She goes back to the land a few times before she...
This book is one of my all-time favorites. C.S Lewis is an absolute genius. I love this story- it is beautifully symbolic of the Gospel. In a classroom setting, I could use it to discuss literary elements, like figurative language and other concepts that the students would need to begin being intr...
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis combines fantasy and reality to tell a beautiful story about adventure and exploration. Four children find their way into the land of Narnia and their lives are forever changed. C.S Lewis presents a book that you can not put down! The intended audie...