Item description for C. S. Lewis: The Man Behind Narnia by Beatrice Gormley...
Overview Step through the other side of the wardrobe and meet the creator of "The Chronicles of Narnia." This reformatted photo biography, with a number of new photos, tells the story of C.S. Lewis's life and work.
Publishers Description Step through the other side of the wardrobe and meet the creator of the Chronicles of Narnia the man whose rich imagination and deep faith made this fantasy series a favorite for generations. This reformatted photo biography, with more than 50 photographs, tells the story of C. S. Lewis's life and work, from his boyhood in Belfast, Ireland, where he and his brother created their first imaginary world in an attic hideaway, to Lewis's adult years as a renowned scholar and beloved author.
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Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 41
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 7.06" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0802853013 ISBN13 9780802853011
Availability 0 units.
More About Beatrice Gormley
Beatrice Gormley has written a number of books for young readers, including several titles in the Childhood of Famous Americans and Childhood of World Figures series, as well as biographies of George W. Bush and Laura Bush. She lives in Ossining, New York.
Beatrice Gormley currently resides in Westport, in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about C. S. Lewis: The Man Behind Narnia?
The Man The Myth The Christian Jun 1, 2004
Gormley wonderfully takes you through the journey of C.S. Lewis' childhood story writing days, and continues you onto his more mature and very obscure writing style as his life progresses. Through the whole biography she slowly gives you little hints about Lewis' humor, fear, and family problems. We not only learn about this intuitive storyteller but we are introduced to a man that followed earnestly after the heart of God not only in his personal life but also we see this through his novels. Nearing the end of this life explained we receive the background of one of his most famous novel sets, The Chronicles of Narnia. When reading this there is one thing that will stand out among any other biography written about Lewis. It not only talks about Lewis' profound ability to create wonderful stories that can take a person to places that were previously unimagined. But this book also shows the very hard and personal adversity that Lewis had to triumph over in order to create a great world for others that he wishes he could actually be living in. Doing this not only gives us a better background on Lewis but it makes him more of a personal author by showing that he struggled with some of the same things that we struggle with, and not just a high and mighty man of fiction. Even with all of the great attributes of this book there was one drawback when reading it. Gormley moves very very slow through his life. I feel that she has included too many useless facts about Lewis that do not give us any insight into his personal life or his writing style and motivation. This not only makes Lewis' life appear to be boring, but it also makes you the reader loose interest at key points in Lewis' life. But all in all if you want to delve into the mind and life of one of the most influential writers of the 19th century this is your book.
Dymanic and Superb! Apr 3, 2000
This book tells the life of one of the greatest storytellers of all time. It tells of his life in step-by-step review in easy wording for the average reader. I find this book extremely touching in many ways. One of these is how spiritually he was in his books. Each having a Christian theme to it. It also tells of his hard lfie in childhood which eventually led him to the Lord. This book recognizes his master pieces such as "The Chronicles of Narnia" and my all time favorite "Perelandra". It show the humble life this man lead and directed to his readers. This book gives a accurate description on his life. The only problem is the "choppyness" (gaps in his life, etc.). But other than that this book holds a spiritual and mental meaning for us all.