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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963. Book - 1950 J Fiction / Lewis, C. S., Kids Book / Fiction / Classic / Chronicles of Narnia 2 4 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.8 out of 5

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Four English school children 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.

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Great!!! submitted by orcomai on July 6, 2011, 9:19am I've read this at least 5 times! It is a really great book to read on a snowy day.

C.S. Luis is your pusher submitted by ferdoble on July 31, 2011, 9:08pm The first book in this series is wonderful and imaginative. The following are still pretty good, but they get increasingly pushy on the religious front. By the end it just feels like I’m being yelled at by a priest, who is telling me to go to church.

The audio books are narrated by Patrick Stuart, who does a fantastic job, I recommend it.

Start with this one! submitted by crazypockets on February 5, 2012, 12:31pm ...Not "The Magician's Nephew." I don't understand why most publishers now are claiming "Magician" is the first in the series. I really don't think the author intended it that way, and I think it takes a lot of the magic out of the series if children read them out of order. There is such a thing as a "prequel," and it's so much fun to read "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" first and then find out more about the origins of Narnia later in "The Magician's Nephew!"

Pheonix submitted by squijum on July 16, 2012, 4:16pm SO AWESOME!!!!!!

classic submitted by a2sue on July 25, 2013, 6:55am an absolute classic!

Great even for a young child submitted by sueij on July 11, 2014, 7:57pm I specifically re-read this with an eye toward reading it to my child and... he loved it (at age 6 1/2). Definitely a "keep reading! no, I don't want to go to bed!" kind of book. I love when I can find good literature that interests him, instead of the latest Bakugan chapter book.

I did occasionally have to stop and give historical context, or translate a term from the British use to English (a "torch" is a flashlight, e.g.). And while I remember the movie having long and violent battle scenes, those same scenes in the book are only 2 pages each, and not very violent even at that. An excellent and well-done book with enough action to interest a kid

Narnia! submitted by mtrax on August 1, 2014, 8:25am This is the best book in the series. I love to read the books in the order they are written, so I nearly always start with this one. I revisit them all every few years.

A classic submitted by hmarchan on June 27, 2015, 3:53pm I love this book! Same with my mom. It was definitely a page turner. When I found out I was reading it in school I was very excited because I knew my mom also loved this book.

very good submitted by Cory Michael on July 25, 2015, 11:41am Very good book and the movie is just as great (which doesn't happen often).

A creative read submitted by crankycrack on July 27, 2015, 11:12pm Enchanting and entertaining

Great submitted by ychun on July 13, 2017, 9:59am Good book

Jovial! submitted by terpsichore17 on July 24, 2017, 9:36pm The perfect introduction to Narnia, full of rich imagery and Jack's straightforward description. Ward's thesis that the book is suffused with the spirit of the sphere of Jupiter - true kingship, resplendent in its majesty - is certainly compelling.

Very Quaint And Good for all ages! submitted by Addie-Tussing on June 20, 2018, 7:56pm A very sweet introduction to the series. One of the best Narnia books, C. S. Lewis is an amazing writer. 10/10

GOAT submitted by ela on July 21, 2018, 10:51pm This is one of my favorite books of all time! There is something so captivating about Narnia and this story especially. Love sharing this now with my kids.

Classic submitted by zmclaugh on August 2, 2018, 5:30pm A classic beginning to this series. Fun!

Classic submitted by lstorc on August 6, 2018, 11:40pm Still a fantastic read!

Overrated submitted by if2byu on July 24, 2019, 9:23pm I just finished reading the entire Narnia series. This is by far the worst of the bunch. It's the classic start to the story (Though the chronological start is a more interesting read I thought...See The Magician's Nephew). I loved the stories that came after but did not like this as much as the others.

Old favorite submitted by majean on July 27, 2019, 3:42pm I first read these books in third grade, then again in high school. It's been a while since then, but I still love them. The third book is my favorite, though.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe submitted by abigailmurphy on July 29, 2019, 11:45am This is a WONDERFUL book. I have probably read it 10 times. It is about four children who find a entrance into the magical land of Narnia. I love it.

great submitted by kevinhe on August 2, 2019, 2:02pm the lion, the witch and the wardrobe is a classic. great one.

A classic for children submitted by Princess Cimorene on July 20, 2020, 11:59pm This is one of my all-time favorites from my childhood. The magic really transported me and inspired my imagination for years to come. It's a must-read for kids who love fantasy.

I love it submitted by debdebs1 on August 18, 2020, 10:30am A great chapter book filled with fun and a good story

Awesome submitted by ankeneyr on June 12, 2021, 7:59pm A good fantasy book

Sweetttt submitted by ann arbor air on June 13, 2021, 11:57am Read the whole book and the movie both awesome!

the witch submitted by smr on July 25, 2021, 9:48am witches

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SERIES
The chronicles of Narnia
2.


PUBLISHED
New York : Macmillan, 1950.
Year Published: 1950
Description: 154 p. illus. 21 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 940

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0590254766
0064404994
0064471047
0060234814
0064409422
0020442203
0027581209
9780060765484

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Baynes, Pauline.

SUBJECTS
Fantasy fiction.