The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Collins Picture Books, 2002 - Bk. 1 - 48 pages
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The story of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who step through a magic wardrobe into Narnia, once the peaceful land of Talking Beasts, dwarfs, giants and fauns, but now frozen into eternal winter by the evil White Witch. This book provides an abridged text, suitable for younger readers.

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This is the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia although it was published first (in 1950). It tells the story of four ordinary children who go through the back of a wardrobe and end up in the land ... Read full review

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Siblings moved from their parents in London during World War II to the countryside discover a large wardrobe during a game of hide and seek. The wardrobe is a portal to a secret world called, Narnia. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS was born in Belfast in 1898. As a child, he was fascinated by the fairy tales, myths and ancient legends recounted to him by his Irish nurse. The image of a faun carrying parcels and an umbrella in a snowy wood came to him when he was sixteen. However, it was not until many years later as a professor at Cambridge University, that the faun was joined by an evil queen and a magnificent lion. Their story became The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, one of the best loved books of all time. Six further Chronicles of Narnia followed and the final title, The Last Battle, published in 1956, was awarded the highest mark of excellence in children's literature – the prestigious Carnegie Award.

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