The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe



C.S. Lewis


Harper Collins Publishing


The countryside in England, and the land of Narnia.


Critical Response:

Young children who are read this story may enjoy the fairy-tale aspects, but older kids who are not fans of fantasy may be put off by the almost laughable repetition of scenes in which the children are comforted by the sudden availability of tea, and the way the forces of good seem to have too easy a time of it in vanquishing their foes. Other stories in the series are somewhat more fun -- try The Voyage of the Dawn Treader or The Magician's Nephew

Readers Response:

I recommend this book to people who enjoy reading fantasy and fairy tales. I thought that the movie was better than the book, and I would prefer to watch the movie.

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Aslan, defends the land of Narnia against the evil White Witch. The children go into Narnia and find that the White Witch has taken Tumnus and leaving to winter all year round with no Christmas at all. Aslan returns to Narnia and breaks the Witch's spell, and Christmas arrives. Edmund leaves his siblings and gives his life to the Witch, but Aslan is murdered by the witch because he trys to save Edmund from being killed.

Main Character:

Aslan is the great lion who rules Narnia. He is the King of Narnia, the King of Beasts, the Lord of the Wood, and the son of the great Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea. The kids see him as a powerful creature. Aslan ends his life and saves Edmund but defeats the queen.

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Biography of the Author:

Born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast Ireland, C.S. Lewis went on to teach at Oxford University and became a renowned apologist writer, using logic and philosophy to support the tenets of his Christian faith. He is also known throughout the world as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series, which have been adapted into various films for the big and small screens.

Biography of the Reviewer:

Hello, my name is Paydon. In my free time I love to relax out by the pool and the lake. Cheerleading is my life and I wouldn't trade it for anything. You will always see my listening to country music. After high school I plan on going to college for Dental Hygiene.


The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis

Harper Collins Publishing