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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

A Christian fantasy novel for children written by C.S. Lewis.

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  • Jul 17, 2010

Whether you are a Christian or entirely apart from Christianity, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will carry you through an adventure and leave you with a deeper sense of what it means to truly love, be brave, believe in yourself, and live for a higher purpose. Originally meant as book two in the children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has become one of the best-selling books of all time by captivating both children and adults alike. For many years Lewis was a staunch atheist but eventually converted to Christianity after friends such as J R.R. Tolkien shared their own faith with him. Having always loved children and children’s literature, Lewis wrote the Chronicles of Narnia to introduce biblical themes through fiction to children. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is an allegory for Christ’s sacrificing himself to redeem the world. The four Pevensie children who discover the world of Narnia represent different kinds of Christians. Most importantly Edmund, the one who runs away out of selfishness and greed, represents the sinner for whom Aslan, the Christ figure, has the most compassion and concern for. Though the intention of this book is to share the gospel, it is not preachy, convicting, or overbearing. The gospel message is subtly woven throughout and readers uninterested in Christianity will still enjoy the humor, quirky characters, fairy tale elements, and adventure that it has to offer. All of the books in this series are excellent enough to stand on their own; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is perhaps the best of them all.

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review by . June 18, 2010
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 …
review by . March 17, 2011
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 …
review by . June 18, 2010
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 …
review by . July 19, 2010
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. …
review by . October 08, 2010
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 …
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2010
One of Fantasy Fiction's finest, an excellent adventure and enchanting tale for all ages
review by . July 04, 2010
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 …
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
I really didn't like this when I was a kid, but I loved it afterwards.
review by . June 12, 2010
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 …
review by . August 28, 2010
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.
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Megan Anderson ()
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I love 19th century british literature and just about anything by C.S. Lewis. My favorite childhood story is Beauty and the Beast. Hopefully one day I will have published many stories of my own.
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Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Genre: Christian Fantasy, Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins, HarperFestival
Format: Novel

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1984 (British first edition)



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