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The Chronicles of Narnia

by C. S. Lewis

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Tells the tales of Narnia, a magical, fantastic place where good and evil battle, children have adventures as kings and queens, and beasts and creatures can talk.
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    The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: There is magic and there are journeys, mythical beasts and young protagonists, moral judgements to be made and courage to be demonstrated; while the language is more adult, Earthsea is as vivid a world as Narnia and a place you will want to re-visit.
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    The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set by Garth Nix (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: This is a rather darker version on the same door-between-the-worlds theme, where the magic resides in the north of a thinly-disguised United Kingdom reached by way of a Wall.
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    Redwall by Brian Jacques (MarcusBrutus)
    MarcusBrutus: fantasy/talking animals
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    The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Jr. Wangerin (jpers36)
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    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (atimco)
    atimco: Both Narnia and Willows feature anthropomorphized animal heroes who nevertheless retain the quirks of their species. The narrative voice is humorous and quintessentially British. Both stories also include spiritual/religious undertones. Willows predates Narnia by over forty years and was a big influence on Lewis (he even wrote a poem with some of Grahame's characters in it).… (more)
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    The Magicians by Lev Grossman (Jannes)
    Jannes: The Magicians would not exist if it wasn't for the Narnia books, and is the kind of loving deconstruction of Lewis' work and the importance us readers places in it that you will either love or hate. Give it a try.
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    His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (guurtjesboekenkast, BrileyOC)
    BrileyOC: Both series provide excellent fantastical escapism as well as profound (though different) religious viewpoints.
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    The Tower of Geburah by John White (lavonnas)
  9. 20
    The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper (amanda4242)
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    The Archives of Anthropos (Set of 4) by John White (palaephata)
    palaephata: This series (there are really six) is another portal fiction that displays subtle Christian allegory. There's more fighting and less exploration of the world in White, and the reading level and content are just a little higher than that in Lewis. I'd read them about a year later.… (more)
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    Morning Child by Harold Myra (juniperSun)
    juniperSun: both have young people involved in the choice of good and evil, touched by meeting a loving guide/spirit.
  12. 21
    Wildwood by Colin Meloy (cdcottam1)
    cdcottam1: Both works are beautifully mystical and fantastical! Wildwood has many of the fantastical themes of Narnia without the blatantly religious undertones while still containing good moral lessons.
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    Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey (whitewavedarling)
    whitewavedarling: Santa Olivia is admittedly for a more adult-based audience, but themes, situations, and character types carry over between the works enough (plus a light integration of religion) that I think the readers of one work set would be well suited for the other.… (more)
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    The Chronicles of Sapta Sindhu by Kala Aporva (akheel)
    akheel: both the books chronicles the fate of their respective kingdoms and tell us a tale of valor to rise against evil.
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    Watership Down by Richard Adams (MarcusBrutus)
    MarcusBrutus: fantasy/talking animals
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I would have given it 4 stars but it's a little too preachy. ( )
  Aetherson | Apr 26, 2021 |
I read this a long time ago, but I remember thinking that they were awesome books, and obviously a lot better than the movies. ( )
  SGTCat | Feb 25, 2021 |
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  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
This was one of those classic fantasy series that you hated to see end. From the moment the first person gets to Narnia, you are hooked. In this particular edition, the books are presented in chronological order by time rather than by the order in which they were written. We have our heroes: Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy, Aslan, Caspian, Reepicheep, Shasta, Eustace, and Jill. We have our villains, which include the White Witch and the Lady of the Green Kirtle. We are immersed into a world where animals talk, and there are nymphs, dryads, fauns, and centaurs. The story takes us from the very moment Narnia began until the moment it ended.

Excellent, classic reading! ( )
  briandrewz | Jan 10, 2021 |
Fantasy - Alternative Wolrds

The Chronicles of Narnia series is about four siblings who travel into an alternate world where they can escape the problems of their own world. However, the children soon come to find that this new world has many problems of its own. Throughout the books, the siblings have to find a way to push through the struggles they face all while believing that there is something greater at work.

I think that these books do an amazing job of symbolism. We did a Bible study on them and how they can relate back to God and the struggles that we go through but how He is somehow working on a much bigger plan. Overall, I thought that these books were fantastic and very relatable for upper elementary and middle school students.
  elizabethardacre | Nov 15, 2020 |
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Lewis, C. S.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bovenkamp-Gordeau, Madeleine van denTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Branagh, KennethNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gresham, DouglasIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helakisa, KaarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacobi, DerekNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jennings, AlexNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Northam, JeremyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Redgrave, LynnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stewart, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
York, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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There is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child. (From The Magician's Nephew, first in chronological order)
Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. (From The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, first in publication order)
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Unabridged. Please do NOT combine with any abridged edition.

Contents: Magician's nephew -- Lion, the witch and the wardrobe -- Horse and his boy -- Prince Caspian -- Voyage of the Dawn Treader -- Silver chair -- Last battle.

Collection includes all seven unabridged novels in the series.

The edition with the ISBN 1856058387, while titled simply The Chronicles of Narnia, is actually only a 3-volume omnibus and should not be combined onto this page.
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Tells the tales of Narnia, a magical, fantastic place where good and evil battle, children have adventures as kings and queens, and beasts and creatures can talk.

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Four siblings travel to a new world through a wardrobe in an old house. They encounter a witch, a lion named Aslan and many other magical creatures. Narnia, due to the evil witch, has been in a continuous state of winter. Along with Aslan the children must work together to fulfill a prophecy and bring peace and prosperity to the land. 

It was this book that first introduced to me the word "allegory". It's what I refer to every time I try to explain it to someone. Also who doesn't want to find a magical world hidden in their closet?
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954, The Chronicles of Narnia have been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage, and cinema. In addition to numerous traditional Christian themes, the series borrows characters and ideas from Greek and Roman mythology, as well as from traditional British and Irish fairy tales.

The Chronicles of Narnia present the adventures of children who play central roles in the unfolding history of the fictional realm of Narnia, a place where animals talk, magic is common, and good battles evil. Each of the books (with the exception of The Horse and His Boy) features as its protagonists children from our world who are magically transported to Narnia, where they are called upon to help the Lion Aslan handle a crisis in the world of Narnia.
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Seven children's tales
underpinned by magic, myth
and theology.
(ed.pendragon)

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