Item description for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles Of Narnia #2) by C. S. Lewis & Tudor Humphries...
Overview Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
Narnia: A magical land full of wonder and excitement. A place where you will meet Aslan, the bravest of lions, and a beautiful but wicked Witch. There are lots of other fabulous creatures too: giants and dwarfs and animals that talk.
It all begins when four children -- Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy -- discover a strange old wardrobe. Stepping inside, they find that it's stranger still, because behind all the fur coats there is a wondrous land of trees and mountains, all glistening with snow.
The White Witch has spread an icy winter everywhere. Only Aslan can defeat her and reverse her wicked spell. The children must find the lion before it is too late. If they fail, the Witch will make them her prisoners forever.
In the fifty years since it was written, The Lion, the Witch And the Wardrobe has become one of the great classics of children's literature. Now younger children can share the magical experience, stepping into a world of enchantment that will forever lure them back.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles Of Narnia #2) by C. S. Lewis & Tudor Humphries has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2005 page 280
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 10.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Chronicles Of Narnia
Series Number 2
ISBN 0060556501 ISBN13 9780060556501
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis & Tudor Humphries
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over one hundred million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales mas importantes del siglo veinte y podria decirse que fue el escritor cristiano mas influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeno hasta que se jubilo. Sus contribuciones a la critica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantastica y teologia popular le trajeron fama y aclamacion a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribio mas de treinta libros, lo cual le permitio alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aun atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada ano. Sus mas distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Cronicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ?
Wonderful retelling of the story for younger kids Jan 1, 2007
My almost 6 year old really wanted to watch the movie but is prone to night mares so we said no. She was very interested in the story that she heard from friends and wanted to say she knew it too. We found this book and are both thrilled. It's a wonderful retelling of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It takes less than 10 minutes to read out loud and the illustrations are fantastic, very beautiful. It's very true to the actual story, just shorter and ideal for younger kids. I'd say 4-7 old range. We highly recommend this book for the younger kids interested in Narnia but not yet ready for the longer chapter book or movie.
milestone in a life Apr 19, 2006
Everyone needs to buy the book Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe the first in C.S. Lewis' series The Chronicles of Narnia. The story begins with the introduction of four children named Edmund, Lucy, Susan, and Peter. They have to move to a new house because of the air-raids in London during World War II. While playing hide and seek, Lucy, the youngest of the four, finds a wardrobe that leads her into another world. When she returns no one believes her tale. Then, one day all the children go into the wardrobe and end up on a wonderful adventure. In the journey the children try to save Narnia from the White Witch. Can they do it? Read this book to find out. People who like to read tales of magic and adventure will love this book.
Captivating Jan 18, 2006
My three year old daughter is captivated by this intriguing and beautifully illustrated rendition of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This book has sparked her imagination beyond words! She talks about the "white witch" during the day, and the poor Mr. Tumnus turned to stone, and is enchanted by every page of this book. We read it every night, every single word. I do not find the text broken up and difficult to follow. The pauses that occur from one page to another allow discussion of the book and create eager anticipation! It has also sparked conversation about God. I really can't say enough good things and encourage all readers to delight in this fantastic fantasy.
Not What I Expected Oct 27, 2005
For what you get, this is a good story. But, I thought I was buying the book in it's entirity. I guess I need to read between the lines.
Great pictures, fine story, terrible writing Aug 15, 2005
I don't mind the truncation of the story. I don't think Aslan appears weak. But the writing is technically very poor. It is absolute ellipsis *hell*. Check out this unmodified passage from the first/second page (it has a nasty habit of splitting sentences across page turns):
"And of course, right here on this side of the wardrobe, were four children ... Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy ... all of them longing for adventure. Lucy, the youngest, and most longing, was first to push past the furry coats ... [turn page] ... and find herself in a snowy wood, under a streetlamp ... where the Witch's wickedness had made it always winter."
It's just awful reading this to my daughter. I am tempted to make up my own version.