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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia Series, Book 2)

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Paperback)    

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, the first book published in the Chronicles of Narnia series (although number two of the series in chronological order), is one of the best children's books of the 20th century. This classic fantasy book tells a captivating story of four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, who enter the magic land of Narnia through a wardrobe in an old English house. It is Lucy who first looks inside a wardrobe and discovers the magical world of Narnia. She befriends a faun named Mr Tumnus who tells her that the land of Narnia is being ruled by the evil White Witch Jadis. The witch has cursed Narnia so it is always winter but never Christmas. Then Lucy's siblings also venture into the land of Narnia. They meet talking animals like Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and help the Great Lion Aslan free Narnia from the witch's reign. Unfortunately, Edmund is seduced by the White Witch's false promises and betrays his siblings. The Great Lion sacrifices himself in order to save Edmund. The wicked witch is ultimately defeated and the four children become kings and queens of Narnia. This classic tale is filled with fantastic characters, exciting adventures and battles between good and evil. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a great chapter book for children in 4th grade through 7th grade.
  • Reading Level: Children in 4th grade through 7th grade
  • Paperback, 224 pages
  • ISBN: 0064471047
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy
  • Genre: Fiction - Fantasy Books
  • Chapter Books

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