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The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe (original 1950; edition 1970)

by C. S. Lewis

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Title:The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Info:Collier (1970), Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Christian, fantasy, fiction, adventure, magic

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (1950)

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Not my favorite, but it was fun meeting all the different characters, especially the faun and the beaver (?) family. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Reckon I read this circa 1985, though it could've been earlier. As a result I remember little of it now, but am still confident enough to state that I really liked it.

Hope I'm not underrating it with four stars. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Mar 28, 2015 |
Summary-This is the story of how four siblings the Pevensie are transported (though the wardrobe) to the magical land of Narnia. They find that Narnia has been taken over by an evil white witch, and they must have a battle against her with the help of their friend, Aslan the lion. They save Narnia and become its kings and queens. His is only the beginning of the adventure that theses children will face.
Personal Reaction- I think C.S Lewis is an amazing author! I love the Chronicles of Narnia, tis book being my favorite from the serious.
1. “Read then watch” after reading the book have the students watch the move and compare and contrast the two.
2. “ Which Pevensie is me?” Have the students write a short essay over which Pevensire child they think they are most like. Have the students give many details in why they think they are like that Pevensie.
  Sarah0423 | Mar 26, 2015 |
Summary
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the second book in the series of the Chronicles of Narnia. The first book takes place before the events of this book called the Magician’s Nephew. This book follows four children who find a magic wardrobe and get transported to a magical world called Narnia. The four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, are called upon to save Narnia from the White Witch who had cast the world of Narnia in an eternal winter.
Personal Reaction
I personally loved reading this book. It was one of the very first books I had read as a child, and I loved the setting of it. It was magical and it created a world I loved to immerse myself in. It is definitely one I would love to read to future classes.
Extension Ideas:
1) In class we can have a Narnia day where we can make crowns and have the students be sons of Adam and daughters of Eve.
2) In class we can make Turkish delight and have a party day.
  GSoto95 | Mar 25, 2015 |
This fantasy is an interesting tale. It would be good for kids to use their imagination and to learn to solve problems. It's a great chapter book to get kids hooked.
  harleybrenton | Mar 12, 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, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary 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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