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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (original 1950; edition 1995)

by C. S. Lewis

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Title:The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Info:Scholastic (1995), Edition: 1st Scholastic Printing, Paperback, 189 pages
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (1950)

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This modern fantasy tells the tale of four siblings who come across the mysterious land known as Narnia. Readers are drawn in to read about the battle of good and evil as Aslan and the White Witch fight over the four siblings. This book would be most appropriate for middle school age children. ( )
  jenniferm14 | Feb 24, 2015 |
The Narnia books are second only to Harry Potter for my favorite childhood series. ( )
  jwarbler | Feb 20, 2015 |
This is a book about 4 children who discover the secret wardrobe in a secret room.The four children find ourselves in a secret land when they enter the wardrobe while playing hide and seek. Lucy ,who is the youngest, Edmond, Susan, and Peter who is the oldest. The place is called Narnia and that is where all the adventures begin. There is always a problem in a story and in Narnia an evil is taking a course and has taken over Narnia and turned it into a snowy land. I love this book because there is so much detail and it also is so addicting that I just want to keep reading and reading and tell it ends. I hope you will choose to read this book too because it is such a classic book and a very good tale about a whole new world. ( )
  Karra.MCDS | Feb 16, 2015 |
(Modern Fantasy) This book tells the adventures of Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund find themselves in the land of Narnia. In this land they match the prophesy that will free the people of Narnia from the rule of the White Witch, and engage in battles, journey's and encounters with the lion Aslan in hopes of saving this world.
  apoffenroth13 | Feb 9, 2015 |
The makings of a great story but the allegory was just a bit too "in your face" for my liking. ( )
  Iudita | Feb 2, 2015 |
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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 Sylak | 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 editionsconfirmed
Dan San SouciIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Birmingham, ChristianIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hague, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary 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"
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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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