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Title:The Magician's Nephew
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Info:HarperCollins (2000), Paperback, 208 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Classics, C. S. Lewis, Young Adult, Fantasy, Christian, Spirituality, Narnia, Magician, Pegasus

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The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis (1955)

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This book would be good to use when talking about how a fantasy world is formed. I think students will like this book because it shows the creation of a new world and the relationship between the uncle and everyone else. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | May 5, 2015 |
it's great book, it talks about Digory and Polly were sent to another magic world by bad uncle Andrew, and their adventure in that world, finally when they tried to go back they accidentally went to another brand new world which just be born. One of the great thing of this book I think is that everyone has a very pure heart. Even bad people don't really have bad ideas. This book brought me a briefly peace while I was stressed out. ( )
1 vote AudiLyu | Apr 29, 2015 |
I never did read this as a child, so to discover it with my son while finally sharing it with him was a thrill. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
The magicians nephew is about a girl named Polly and she meets up with this boy named Digory. They want to find out what is in the house next to Digory's. Their adventure begins then! They find out about some magic rings that can transport you to different worlds. They meet someone who is related to the next book in Narnia and meet a lion who is named Aslan. I love this book because it makes so much sense when you read the second after this one. I love how Polly and Dickory are so adventurous and end up having a totally magical adventure. They never knew magic really existed in hell now. I hope you read it too and enjoy it! ( )
  Karra.MCDS | Feb 16, 2015 |
Second book of ðe ſeries, a retroactive prequel explainiŋ ðe origins of Narnia and elements of Ðe Lion, ðe witch & ðe wardrobe. ( )
  leandrod | Feb 10, 2015 |
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"The Magician's Nephew" glows with the sort of mythology that C. S. Lewis created at his best, replete with religious and philosophic implication. At the same time, it held my children, and me, spellbound from start to finish.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review, Chad Walsh (pay site) (Oct 30, 1955)
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
C. S. Lewisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Branagh, KennethNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallqvist, Britt G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavis, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rochère, Cécile Dutheil de laTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To The Kilmer Family
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This is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child.
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A terrible thirst and hunger came over him and a longing to taste that fruit. He put it hastily into his pocket; but there were plenty of others. Could it be wrong to taste one? After all, he thought, the notice on the gate might not have been exactly an order; it might have been only a piece of advice - and who cares about advice?
Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.
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Please do NOT combine "The Magician's Nephew" with "The Chronicles of Narnia".
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064471101, Mass Market Paperback)

This large, deluxe hardcover edition of the first title in the classic Chronicles of Narnia series, The Magician's Nephew, is a gorgeous introduction to the magical land of Narnia. The many readers who discovered C.S. Lewis's Chronicles through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will be delighted to find that the next volume in the series is actually the first in the sequence--and a step back in time. In this unforgettable story, British schoolchildren Polly and Digory inadvertently tumble into the Wood Between the Worlds, where they meet the evil Queen Jadis and, ultimately, the great, mysterious King Aslan. We witness the birth of Narnia and discover the legendary source of all the adventures that are to follow in the seven books that comprise the series.

Rich, heavy pages, a gold-embossed cover, and Pauline Baynes's original illustrations (hand-colored by the illustrator herself 40 years later) make this special edition of a classic a bona fide treasure. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:29:13 -0400)

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When Digory and Polly try to return the wicked witch Jadis to her own world, the magic gets mixed up and they all land in Narnia where they witness Aslan blessing the animals with human speech.

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