Professor Digory Kirke is the old man with whom the Pevensie children live in C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The children: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy come to his house to escape the bombings in London, England. The story takes place during World War II. The Germans are dropping bombs on the citizens of the city.
Professor Kirke, as many people who had country homes during World War II, offers the Pevensie children a safe haven. The professor is a reclusive bachelor. Daily, he enters his study and conducts his studies. The children are not to enter and disturb him.
Digory Kirke’s house is really a large mansion. Mrs. MaCready, his housekeeper, conducts paying tours about the property. His estate house consists of hundreds of rooms on several floors. The children have free reign to explore the old place as long they stay from public view.
Professor Digory Kirke is a tall, old man who processes more than a country estate. He processes a great imagination and wisdom. The children ask him, is Lucy lying about her visit to Narnia. He advises them to consider the facts. Does Lucy lie? No. Is Lucy mad (mentally disturbed)? No. She went to Narnia.
The children do not know the professor has been to Narnia. In fact, he is a witness to Alsan creating Narnia. He met Queen Jadis, the White Witch, before she places a curse on Narnia. In Narnia, he receives a magic apple which cures his invalid mother. These facts, he does not share with the children, he wants the Pevensie children to discover Narnia on their own. His trip to Narnia happens in C. S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew.
In The Magician's Newphew,Professor Kirke commissions the building of the wardrobe. The wardrobe is constructed of wood from an apple tree. The tree grew from the magic apple's seeds. The tree blew down in a powerful wind storm. Not wanting to lose the tree, so special to him, he had the wardrobe made to be with him forever.
Stop and read The Chronicles of Narnia books. The seven books continue the tales of Narnia over a long period of time. Meet Digory Kirke, the Pevensie children, Prince Caspian other characters in more adventures. The Narnia series are a classic.
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
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Play the Narnia Hangman game. Join in the fun!
Narnia Hangman Game
Do you want to read more about Narnia? Read more about the magical land.
Chronicles of Narnia Clues
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 beavers. Enjoy the movie on DVD for years to come.
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Note: Chronicles of Narnia review books are from my private collection.