Journey to a magical world of witches, unicorns, centaurs, and talking animals. Discover the wonder and adventure of the timeless classic about three siblings fighting to rescue their brother and defend their new found friends.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is an imaginative tale that will inspire young readers into a brilliant world of fantasy.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Author: C.S. Lewis
Series: Chronicles of Narnia (book 1)
Paperback: 186 pages
Formats: Hardcover, paperback
During World War II, London was a dangerous place. Constant bombing raids from the enemy rained down from the sky. To keep children safe from this terror, they were shipped off to live in the houses of strangers in the country, away from the horrors of the war.
Four siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy end up in a huge mansion living with an old professor and his servants. While exploring their new house, they find a forgotten room in the back with only a wardrobe in it. When the others move onto to more rooms, Lucy decides to look inside. She only sees it full of old, fur coats. But when she steps inside and closes the door, something magical happens.
As she walks to the back, Lucy discover it goes on and on. Soon she steps out into a snowy forest. There she meets a half-man, half-goat name Mr. Tumnus. Lucy quickly makes friends and has tea with him in his house in a cave. When she returns to back through the wardrobe, her siblings don’t believe her story of the magical land of Narnia and the faun she met. When they check together, it is just an ordinary wardrobe.
Later during a game of hide-and-seek, Edmund sneaks into the wardrobe and shuts the door as the perfect hiding place. He too discovers the forest beyond. There he meets a witch who introduces herself as the queen of Narnia. She is very intrigued in hearing about the four siblings. So she casts a spell on him to lure his siblings into the wardrobe and to her castle.
But when all of them travel through the wardrobe together, they are too excited to listen to Edmund’s urging to go to the castle. Instead, they wander off and meet a nice family of talking beavers. Frustrated, Edmund runs off to the queen alone just before they learn that she is evil. She has cast a wicked spell over the land so that it is forever winter, but never Christmas. Peter, Susan, and Lucy must travel across the wild lands to find the good lion Aslan. Together they unite with centaurs and unicorns to fight the evil witch and her minions to get their brother back.
Young readers will adore this amazing read. It is filled with imagination and wonder. The characters are real and anyone with siblings will relate. I especially loved the funny narrator who gives the reader little asides now and then. This book is a must read for all readers who love middle grade books. Especially if they love fantasy.