THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE is the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia. It doesn't matter how the books are being published right now, if you read them for the first time out of order (starting with THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW instead of LWW) it seriously takes away some of the magic, suspense, and mystery of the books. With that said, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE is a classic piece of children's fiction. Written by the great C.S. Lewis the story tells the tale of how four children travel through a magic wardrobe and find themselves in the land of Narnia, a place where animals can walk and talk and magic and myth come alive together. The children soon find themselves caught up in a grand battle between the forces of good and evil. The children join the great lion, Aslan against the evil White Witch in a war to decide who shall rule Narnia. The story teaches some great lessons about honesty, bravery, and hospitality. It's full of allegory and makes for a great story. Highly recommended to people of all ages.
This book grabs your attention from the very beginning with its vivid descriptions and it also keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. While it is not really a mystery book, it does have some elements of mystery and that is part of what makes it so intriguing. I recommend this book to both children and adults. As a child it was one of my favorite books and read it so many times that I had practically memorized it. For adults who for one reason or another have not yet read it, they really … more
Like JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, HARRY POTTER, THE WIZARD OF OZ and so many other children's stories that have entered the realm of literature classics, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE begins with the discovery of an obscure gateway into another land. Peter, Susan, and Edmund Pevensie, children living with their uncle in a sprawling country house in the English countryside believe their youngest sister's stories of her visit to an enchanted winterbound land ruled by … more
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first of the six books in the Chronicles of Narnia. These books were written by a Cambridge University English professor named C.S. Lewis. The first book in the series takes place in 1940 England during the Second World War. It introduces readers to the world of Narnia as seen through the eyes and actions of a group of children who discover this magical world by traveling through a wardrobe that's located inside … more
A friend of mine gave me this book, saying it's one of the best children book around. Really... who would read a children book? But page after page, chapter after chapter, I found myself not only enjoying the text but also laughing along or feeling depressed with the characters. The book evolves around four children who are sent to live in an English countryside because of World War II. On a rainy day, the four children stumble upon a room which old a huge oak Wardrobe. … more
C.S Lewis creates the beginning of a wonderful masterpiece series with this book. He creates a thrilling adventure that rips a group of brothers and sisters, who are orphans, through their normal world into a magical world that has been taken over by a perfectly frightening nemesis. The book is so simple to read, yet so very powerful at the same time! This series is definitely on my top ten list. This group of brothers and sisters are sent off to live in a large mansion far … more
What can I say about C.S. Lewis that hasn't already been said. This book and it's series has been a favorite for many years. It has been made more popular over the last few with the make of the movie, but I recommend reading the book and sharing it with your children/grandchildren. This story is fun, exciting, adventurous and daring. It has great imaginative creatures, but also holds a deeper secondary story to it. It opens up our imaginations … more
I have 7 children, and they all liked both the book as well as the movie for the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Since this book is geared to children, and i know that i have 7 of them that loved it, I have to give it 4 stars.
The Lion the witch and the wardrobe is an excellent journey into an imaginary world. It also combines a great message of sacrifice and forgiveness. I was very excites at the start of reading this book and by the end the excitement just increased. C. S. Lewis uses great imagination and draws you into the story with each page. As you o deeper into the world of Narnia, the action increases but so does the message. I read it when i as a kid and just recently picked it up and had the same feeling of … more