The world - young and old -- know C.S. Lewis most than they know most authors. His stories are a part of our culture, a rite of passage growing up. Yet, most nonfiction works telling about men and women behind the stories are usually left to adults in formats they'd enjoy. I fell in love with the ease of this story, the way the author so simple explains a larger than life figure to children. Told with educational and entertaining prose, we get to see how two wars shaped the stories we still love today.
And let's not forget the illustrations. They're gorgeous!
Overall, this book is a complete win. It gives us a peek into the mind behind the stories we love, but it's about more than that. The world shapes the tales we tell and the ones we read. That is ever present in these pages.