The Pevensie children are staying with Professor Kirke to escape the deadly blitzes on London, England.
As the children explore the old house by going into and out of various rooms they see several different pieces of furniture. One piece that looks quite ordinary is a wardrobe – at this time and in this place people do not have built in closets to keep their clothes in. Wardrobes are separate pieces of furniture – made of wood and they can be quite plain or very ornate.
Lucy Pevensie is the sibling who discovers the portal in the back of the wardrobe and after going through it she discovers Narnia in C. S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She is the youngest of the Pevensie children. The others do not believe Narnia exists. Yet, Lucy knows better.
It is a sad time for the residents of London, England. World War II is raging and people are sending their children to live out in the countryside for their safety. In the C. S. Lewis's book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lucy and her siblings: Susan, Edmund and Peter are residents of London, England and it is during this time while the Luftwaffe (German Air Force)is bombing London that their mother sends them to reside with Professor Digory Kirke, who lives in the English countryside.
Since there is little to engage the time of the young children they have to make up games and several times they play hid and seek. On this particular day, Lucy Pevensie plays hide-and-seek with her sister and brothers and finds a large wardrobe in a large empty room. This day, she chooses a large wardrobe in which to hide. Soundlessly, she tiptoes towards the back of the wardrobe. To her surprise, there is no back to the wardrobe. Lucy finds herself in what looks like a winter wonderland.
Standing under a lamppost, she is quite unsure as to what she sees – but she learns it is a Faun. The Faun is wearing a red scarf wrapped around his neck and carrying a package. This is Mr. Tumnus. Mr. Tumnus is intrigued with her, for he has never met a human. He invites her to his home for tea. Read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to find how this young tween character, Daughter of Eve, becomes humble Queen Lucy, the Valiant.
Other names for Lucy
Queen Lucy the Valiant
Daughter of Eve
Lucy Pevensie is in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 1950, Prince Caspian 1951, The Horse and his Boy 1954, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 1952 and The Last Battle 1956.
The Wardrobe's History
The Walt Disney Film of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is available at Amazon.com. Watch the DVD and compare it to the book. Look for the wonderful talking animals. You and your family can enjoy the movie on DVD for years to come.
Note: Narnia books are from my library.