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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Lewis, C. S., 1898-1963 (Paperback - 1994)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Authors: Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963
Statement of Responsibility: C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Title: The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 1994
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed
Characteristics: 206 p. : ill., map ; 18 cm.
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York Macmillan, 1950
Summary: Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Additional Contributors: Baynes, Pauline Illustrator
LCCN: 93008889
ISBN: 0064471047
9780064471046
Branch Call Number: J FIC L
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Jul 18, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good book not bad

Jul 18, 2014
  • Harper2003 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book had a very happy ending.

Jun 05, 2014
  • Red_Cobra_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book is full of advencher!

For young readers, this is a great start to fiction. As always, C.S. Lewis fiction pieces are easy to enter, holds your fascination for a long while and are greatly rewarding.

Oct 16, 2013
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely ADORED it. I am so obsessed over The chronicles of Narnia now and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.

Jun 05, 2013
  • H21331777 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

great book i think the witch was really scary but in the real life movie she wasnt scary.

Read it with my book club. Started various discussions and captured many hearts

Feb 09, 2013
  • roundtheworld19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I think the book is amazing!!!! !!!!!! The book is really interesting.

Oct 03, 2012
  • jmoy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved reading “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” as a child, and revisiting the land of Narnia as an adult was fulfilling and meaningful – it's like I get to see the world with fresh eyes while also having the opportunity to rediscover old friends – perhaps estranged for a few years, yet never forgotten. Strong Christian values are imbued within the plot, but whether you are religious or not, I'm sure almost everyone can appreciate the beautiful storytelling, endearing characters, and sense of adventure that this book offers. Lewis's story is timeless and transcends its classification as children's fiction. Give this book a chance if you've never read it – you won't be disappointed. You might find yourself liking it so much that you'll end up reading the entire heptalogy!

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Jun 10, 2014
  • ririshres2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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May 10, 2013
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Aug 06, 2012
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Jul 15, 2012
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Jun 19, 2012
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Jul 18, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

really good book to read and i am happy they had an happy ending

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, completed by the end of March 1949[13] and published by Geoffrey Bles in London on 16 October 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 land of Narnia for a century of perpetual winter. The children become kings and queens of this new-found land and establish the Golden Age of Narnia, leaving a legacy to be rediscovered in later books.

Aug 10, 2011
  • henein rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The story begins in 1940 during World War II, when four siblings--Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie--are evacuated from London to escape the Blitz. They are sent to live with Professor Digory Kirke, who lives in a country house in the English countryside.

While the four children are exploring the house, Lucy looks into a wardrobe and discovers a portal to a magical world named Narnia. There she meets a faun named Tumnus. He invites her to tea in his home. There he confesses he planned to report her to the tyrannical White Witch but has thought better of it. Upon returning to our world, Lucy's siblings do not believe her story about Narnia. Her spiteful older brother Edmund enters the wardrobe and meets the White Witch, who befriends him and offers him magical Turkish delight that enchants him. She encourages him to bring his siblings to her in Narnia, with the promise that he shall rule over them. Edmund joins Lucy in Narnia and then returns with her to the Professor's house. But after returning he lies to Peter and Susan: he denies Lucy's claim that Narnia lies behind the wardrobe.

Eventually all four of the children enter Narnia together while hiding in the wardrobe. They meet Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, who invite them to dinner. The beavers recount a prophecy that the witch's power will fail when two Sons of Adam and two Daughters of Eve fill the four thrones at Cair Paravel. The beavers tell of the true king of Narnia, a great lion named Aslan who has been absent for many years but is now "on the move again."

Edmund sneaks away to the White Witch. Her castle is filled with stone statues--enemies she has petrified. The beavers realize where Edmund has gone and abandon their home, leading the children to Aslan. As they travel, they notice that the snow is melting, indicating that the White Witch's spell is breaking. A visit by Father Christmas confirms this.

The children and the Beavers meet with Aslan and his army. Peter engages in his first battle, killing a wolf who threatens Susan.

The Witch approaches to speak with Aslan, insisting that according to "deep magic from the dawn of time" she has the right to execute Edmund as a traitor. Aslan speaks with her privately and persuades her to renounce her claim on Edmund's life. That evening, Aslan secretly leaves the camp, but is followed by Lucy and Susan. Aslan has bargained to exchange his own life for Edmund's. The Witch ties Aslan to the Stone Table and then kills him with a knife. The following morning Aslan is restored to life. Unknown to the witch, "deeper magic from before the dawn of time" allows someone who willingly dies in the place of another to return to life.

Aslan allows Lucy and Susan to ride on his back as he hurries to the Witch's castle. There he breathes upon the statues, restoring them to life. Peter and Edmund lead the Narnian army in a battle against the White Witch's army but are losing. Aslan arrives with the former statues as reinforcements. The Narnians rout the evil army, and Aslan kills the Witch.

The Pevensie children are named kings and queens of Narnia. Several years later, now adults and mounted on horseback, the siblings go hunting for a White Stag. Just beyond the lamppost, branches become coats. The siblings are back in the wardrobe and are children again. They reenter the Professor's house.

Nov 20, 2008
  • lucky rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Four school children have left there home to go to a "safe haven" during the war. Here they find a magical portal to the distant land of Narnia, where the White Witch rules and it's always winter, yet never Christmas. Will the children be able to save Narnia? Will Aslan come and help them?

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Nov 20, 2008
  • lucky rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: There is a war near the end of this book, although I believe it is not portrayed that strongly.

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Jul 18, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

interesting book to read

“Always winter but never Christmas.”

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.”

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"With your Majesty's leave-" began Reepicheep.

"No, Reepicheep," said the King very firmly, "you are not to attempt a single combat with it.”

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“A dragon has just flown over the tree-tops and lighted on the beach. Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship. And arrows are no use against dragons. And they're not at all afraid of fire."

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“To the glistening eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy the Valiant. To the great western woods, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant southern sun, Queen Susan the Gentle. And to the clear northern skies, I give you King Peter the Magnificent. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia. May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens.”

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.”

Jun 23, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now...Come further up, come further in!”

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Nov 11, 2010
  • Yvonneee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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