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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)

by C. S. Lewis

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this was a great classic story about a group of children who find this alternate world to escape to because of the trials they are having in the real world. this is a great adventure book about facing your fears and going adventures that you never would have before. therefore a great addition to any library.
  Lisamegis | Apr 26, 2017 |
This book would be great for a fifth-grade classroom read aloud. After the book is read, I would use it as an example for a writing assignment where the children would create their own world inside the wardrobe. They would illustrate their wardrobe and the world within it. Then they would explain why they chose that world and the significance the characters have in the world. If the characters have magical powers, the challenges they may face, if they are hidden royalty, etc. will all have to be explained in their stories.
  EllieDowns | Apr 18, 2017 |
Lucy finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world known as Narnia. She returns to the wardrobe with her brothers and sister they team up with the Lion, Aslan to fight the witch. ( )
  SaraLancon | Apr 17, 2017 |
In my opinion, one of the greatest books ever written. You could read it today and find symbolism that you missed the first few read through. Harder vocabulary and a somewhat complex story for kids, so best to be read at least at a 4th grade level. You can come up with so many class discussions about what's right and wrong through what the 4 children do. ( )
  GaryJohnson5 | Apr 16, 2017 |
I would read this book in a third, fourth, or fifth grade classroom because of the fast pace of the book and the somewhat challenging vocabulary. I think that this book would be great to use for class discussion and as a preface to a writing assignment. Students could write a short story about their own lives and a story of a moment of bravery they once had, just like the main characters in this text. Since there are a lot of religious illusions throughout the text, it would be convenient to read the text in a Catholic school setting so that the book could be fully discussed. I would use the text as an independent read and then a discussion tool.
  jthodesen01 | Apr 14, 2017 |
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Probably the most well known book in the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, introduces the Pevensie Children, the four main protagonists of the series. This book deserves its fame and stands out as one of the best in the series. Its filled with lovable and memorable characters. It also influences the remaining five novels and characters from this one appear in another four.
 
The whole air of the story is rich and strange and coherent; there is something of Hans Andersen's power to move and George MacDonald's power to create strange worlds, and it is, naturally, beautifully written.
added by johnsmithsen | editThe Guardian (Feb 23, 1951)
 
When I began reading the story, it seemed well written but the fairy-tale atmosphere was curiously cut-and-dried... Two of my daughters re-educated me. I made the mistake of reading them the first chapter, and since then it has been two chapter a night, sometimes followed by tears when a third chapter is not forthcoming.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review, Chad Walsh (pay site) (Nov 12, 1950)
 

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C. S. Lewisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dan San SouciIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Birmingham, ChristianIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hague, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rettich, RolfIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tetzner, LisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Lucy Barfield
My Dear Lucy,
I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be
your affectionate Godfather,
C. S. Lewis
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Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.
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"It means," said Aslan, "that though the witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still, which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards."
"How stupid of me! But I've never seen a Son of Adam or a Daughter of Eve before. I am delighted..."
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Unabridged. Please do NOT combine with any abridged edition.

Please do NOT combine ISBN 0007206054 (abridged movie storybook) with original full-length book.

Please do NOT combine "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" with "The Chronicles of Narnia"

0001857010 is also an abridged version.
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Though some gender roles

are outdated, the story

stands the test of time.

(CathWhitney)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060764899, Paperback)

There are a thousand stories in the land of Narnia, and the first is about to be told in an extraordinary motion picture, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media.

In the never-ending war between good and evil, The Chronicles of Narnia set the stage for battles of epic proportions. Some take place in vast fields, where the forces of light and darkness clash. But other battles occur within the small chambers of the heart and are equally decisive.

Journeys to the ends of the world, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds and friendships won and lost -- all come together in an unforgettable world of magic. So join the battle to end all battles.

The second volume in
The Chronicles of Narnia®
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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.

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Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

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