The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #1)
NARNIA...the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...the place where the adventure begins.
Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.
This is a great series with a complex magical world which even has talking animals and well-known mythical creatures. The world is filled with great adventures and I'm sure nearly every child has tried to go to Narnia through their closest!
Aslan represents God as the writer was religious. However, this is not a huge part of the novels so they are still very enjoyable for people who are not religious.
I loved this series, it's a great children's series. Children may need some help reading at times due to it's older style of writing but this can be good practice as it was for me. A great series and a definite must have for anyone's, child or adult, library
The second time around I could recognize it for the middle-grade masterpiece that it truly is. Compelling in it's imagery and evocative in emotion. This time I particularly noted that the pacing carries on at a steady clip. And the almost lyrical vocabulary, while more extensive than it's contemporary peers, feels likely to pique the curiosity of young readers rather than talking down to them.
Wise and redemptive--this is, and always will remain, a most treasured favorite. ^_^
Some people hear about Lewis’s theologian history and are completely surprised. His world full of talking animals, witches, and magic seems as far away from the Bible as possible. I could be wrong, but I think that was the point. He wasn’t trying to tell any reader that his or her religious beliefs were wrong or that they should support Christianity at all costs. Rather, he was delivering some solid messages of morality from the Bible in a way that’s digestible to all people regardless of religious affiliation. I’m also a guy who’s pretty dang agnostic, so like good ol’ Jack, I’m not trying to advocate for any one religion.
Any Google search of the religious references in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" will come up with page results of biblical proportions. The Witch is a daughter of Adam’s first wife, Aslan dies for Edmund’s sins, Aslan is resurrected to better the evils of the world, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Yet despite all these religious references readers are never taken away from the world of Narnia or blatantly told by Lewis to pick up a Bible. Instead, Lewis’s writing gives young readers a first look at religion, allowing them to decide whether or not they want that look to graduate from just a glance to a full on stare, or if they just want to enjoy the magnificent fantasy of Narnia without the influence of any religious institution. I typically go for the latter myself, but the beauty of Lewis’s Narnia is that the wardrobe can take you in many directions.
Deep themes presented in a digestible format.
By: Abdi S.
Have you ever wondered why kids are so meddling?
This is a book about four orphaned children that search a magical universe.
The children discover that there was a magical portal leading into a different universe lying inside their wardrobe. Edward, Peter, Susan, and Lucie (The Children), and Aslan (The King) embark on a remarkable adventure through the world attempting to defeat the wretched white witch on her plot to freeze all over Narnia, and take over the land.
This novel is a true page turner, once you start it you cant put it down.
I personally recommend this book/motion picture to teens, and up. This novel is also suitable for both genders. One of the reasons I loved this book was because the characters are so easy to relate to, for example: Lucie a young girl that follows her siblings around everywhere, and is very friendly with strangers, another easy to relate to character is Edward. Edward is a stubborn teenage boy that always seems to get him, and his siblings into the stickiest situations, Edward also irritates his siblings until they reach the boiling point. Towards the end of the book all the children become more mature.
This is one of my favorite C.S. Lewis books ever!
Especially in The Narnia series!
Narnia is one of the best fantasy books written !
I don't like fantasty at all but this is the best fantasty book written and I just love it !
Its a joy from stat to finish!
Nobody should ever go withougt reading the Narnia series!
This book was one of my first reads after Harry Potter series, when I was still a little girl. ItÂ´s a great book, full of magic. A wonderful world created by a wonderful mind. Everything so descriptive, everything so good, interesting and beautiful. I really like it!!
this book is about a trobled magical kindgdon who is ruled by the white witch. or so she says. when two sons od adam and two sons of eve find this kingdom through a wardrobe they have to help and go through wild journeys to save narnia
this book is a little hard to read at times and not the clearest. very excting and a little different than the movie.