The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe a beloved book. It is more than fifty years old, read by generations. The book is the first in the The Chronicles of Narnia series.
In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we meet the Pevensie children. There are four children: Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan. They live in the English countryside. Their parent sends them to live with Professor Digory Kirke. Times are bad in London, England. The Nazis are constantly bombing the city. So like hundreds of London children, they are sent to the safety of the country.
Professor Kirke. is kind and friendly, but spends most of his hours in a closed study. The children, to amuse themselves, explore the rambling old house. The house abounds with rooms. Some are furnished. Others are not. The children play hide-and-seek to wile away the days.
One day, Lucy Pevensie hides in a large wardrobe. She moves toward the wardrobe’s back panel to escape detection. Carefully, she moves past the musty fur coats. She avoids slipping on the moth balls and tolerates their scent.
Ah, there is no back to this wardrobe! Lucy tumbles into the magical world of Narnia through a time portal. Curious, she inches forward. She stops under a lamp post. There she meets a faun, Mr. Tumnus. She agrees to visit Mr. Tumnus’ cave to get out of the cold.
Narnia is under a spell and has been for years. The White Witch is the cruel ruler. The White Witch's spell has cast a permanent winter over the land. Everything is frozen. Snow is everywhere.
Yet, there is a ray of hope for the residents of Narnia. Aslan, the lion is coming. Will he help the citizens? What will he do?
The most important question, will her sister, Susan, and her brothers, Edmund and Peter, ever believe that Narnia exists? Edmund teases her unmercifully.
Read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the answers. This fantasy story is a page turner. There are laughs and tears. Cheer on the good guys. Boo the evil ways of the bad. This book is a keeper. Past it forth to other family members and future generations. It is great book.
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The Wardrobe's History
The Walt Disney Film of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is available. Watch the full screen DVD and compare it to the book. Look for the wonderful talking animals, especially the beavers. Enjoy the movie on DVD for years to come.
There are many more articles concerning The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe available on the Children's Books Review site. Read the Chronicles of Narnia Clues for more information on the series. There is more on Peter, Edmund, Susan, Lucy and all the others!
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