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The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew (original 1955; edition 2002)

by C. S. Lewis (Author)

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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.
Title:The Magician's Nephew
Authors:C. S. Lewis (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2002), Edition: Reprint, 221 pages
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The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis (1955)


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If you ever wanted to know how Narnia began, here's your opportunity. This is prequel to The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe -which should be mandatory reading for any child, big or small. C. S. Lewis captures the imagination and never lets up until the last page. You wish the story would continue and lucky for you-it does! ( )
  JodeMillman | Dec 16, 2021 |
This was a re-read with the child. For me this is one of the weaker books in the series and one of the most heavy handed with Christian biblical imagery. There are some lovely moments and it works as a prequel, but this should never be read as book 1. This is the hill I will die on, as book 1 it ruins too much of the magic and discovery found in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Also I was so annoyed at the constant bourbon talk and the uncle repeating "dem fine woman" that's just gross to keep reading out loud to an 8 year old. ( )
  readingjag | Nov 29, 2021 |
Much better than I remembered. Real world building here. Feels deeper and more complex than The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. But read The Lion before this one. It really gives more of a payoff if you do. M figuring out connections as we read this one was awesome! ( )
  Joe901 | Nov 2, 2021 |
This is by far my favorite on the series. I loved rereading it and watching Diggory discover the consequences of his actions and the joys of helping others. I love the story, start to finish, and it was so fun to read with my daughter.

“Oh, Adam’s sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!” ( )
  bookworm12 | Oct 29, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lewis, C. S.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Branagh, KennethNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scofield, PaulNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Branagh, KennethNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fox, JessicaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Georg, ThomasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallqvist, Britt G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavis, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lippiett, NathanielNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCusker, PaulNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neckenauer, UllaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rochère, Cécile Dutheil de laTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Suchet, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child.
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".
Unabridged - please do NOT combine with any abridged edition.
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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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When Digory and Polly discover Uncle Andrew's secret workshop, they are tricked into touching some magic rings that take them right out of this world. But even Uncle Andrew doesn't realise the wonders that lie ahead as they discover the gateway to the magical land of Narnia.
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If you ever did

want to know where the White Witch

came from, read this book.


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