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

The Lion, the witch and the WardobeThis is the story of Peter, Edmund, Lucy, and Susan Pevensie and Narnia’s eternal winter. The Pevensie children are evacuated to rural England during the Blitz and Lucy Pevensie discovers a gateway to a fantastical realm, Narnia, in their caretaker’s wardrobe. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe overflows with magic and biblical allegory. C.S. Lewis describes a child’s perceptions of the world in a manner that makes adult readers recall childhood.

George R.R. Martin said “[revisiting] old stories is like [revisiting] old friends.” My sister read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to me when I was six; I read it to one of my nieces over the summer and she loved it. Lewis’s novel set a high bar for future children’s and fantasy authors. If at all possible obtain a copy with the illustrations by Pauline Baynes; her illustrations immerse young readers in Narnia.

Availability: SMCM
Review Submitted by: Kevin Oldfield
Rating: Highly Recommended

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