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The Chronicles of Narnia

C.S. Lewis' Christian fantasy series for children comprising of seven novels published between 1950 and 1956.

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Reminds me of when I first read the book!

  • Jul 27, 2010

I read the Chronicles of Narnia as a child, I also watched the pbs english version of the books. * Not recommended*. But as the story progressed I fell in love with imagination.

The world that is created in these books is a romantic, dangerous and victorious world. I never and still don't want to visit but I find that the magical world of Narnia is an amazing escape.
As I re-read these with my children I remembered:
1. Anything is possible
2. Families can have issues and still love each other
3. We all have a strange Uncle
4. Words can change lives.

I truly encourage everyone to read these books with your children, share the magical and gentile world of Narnia!


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review by . October 06, 2008
To maintain the integrity of this rating system, Amazon would need to create a category above the best. I'm glad that Hollywood (Disney no less!) made the Narnia movies, because it gave me the incentive to read what I had dismissed as a series of books written for children.    No more. The picture Lewis weaves of God, of Creation, of Jesus Christ, of sinful man and nature, of redeemed man and nature, of deep things of the soul, heart, and mind, may be the most brilliant jewel …
review by . July 14, 2010
This series as a whole is very engaging and a fun, easy read. For me some of the books are a little slow while others were real easy to read quickly but all in all there is at least one or two books that will suit anyone's fancy. As a Christian I found the religious ties to the story to make the books even more intriguing.         I definitely recommend the series to anyone child or adult that wants to get away for awhile or for people that want to read books with …
Quick Tip by . November 05, 2010
I didn't even notice there was a subtext when I first read these. Maybe that's the best kind of subtext.
Quick Tip by . September 02, 2010
an excellent series, entertaining, and innovative! the last book just got a little bit to religious for my personal taste (not that its a bad thing) but it brought closure to the story.
Quick Tip by . August 11, 2010
the books where awsome all except for the last one (i can't remember the name of it) but the movies however where not so great i hope they dont continue to make them.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Enchanting. Don't come into it looking for the Christian angle, but do expect some well-thought out visual adaptations of your favorite characters.
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
I can't say enough good about this series. Lewis is simply incredible!
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
C.S. Lewis made an allusion with Christ and his unconditional love. I like how he used the characters, showing the power of lion, the astuteness of the witch and the inconstancy of the children.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
as a whole i like about 70 percent of the books. the magicians nephew, to me, is one of the most boring things ive ever laid eyes upon. a total snooze fest if you will. but the boy and his horse, and others in the series are very exciting and interesting, re reading these actually.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Fun fantasy. I was so excited about these adventures. I would play them out in real life.. that was quite a while ago.
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The Chronicles of Narnia were written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 but were written in neither the order they were originally published nor in the chronological order in which they are currently presented. The original illustrator was Pauline Baynes and her pen and ink drawings are still used in publication today. There are seven books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, completed in the winter of 1949 and published in 1950, tells the story of four ordinary children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie. They discover a wardrobe in Professor Digory Kirke's house that leads to the magical land of Narnia. The Pevensie children help Aslan, a talking lion, save Narnia from the evil White Witch, who has reigned over the kingdom of Narnia for a century of perpetual winter. The children become kings and queens of this new-found land and leave a legacy to be rediscovered in later books.

Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (1951)

Completed in the autumn of 1949 and published in 1951, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia tells the story of the Pevensie children's second trip to Narnia. They are drawn back by the power of Susan's horn, blown by Prince Caspian to summon help in his hour of need. Narnia as they knew it is no more. Their castle is in ruins and all the dryads have retreated so far within themselves that only Aslan's magic can wake them. Caspian has fled into the ...

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Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Genre: Christian Fantasy, Epic Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date Published: 1950-1956
Format: Novels
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