The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Collins, 2000 - Children's stories - 174 pages
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The Narnia Chronicles, first published in 1950, have been and remain some of the most enduringly popular books ever published. The best known, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, has been translated into 29 languages This deluxe version has the b/w illustrations hand-coloured by the original artist, Pauline Baynes. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe introduced readers to the wonders and enchantment of Narnia when it was first published almost fifty years ago. Since then, the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers have been caputured by 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. In this special deluxe edition of C. S. Lewis's timeless classic, Pauline Baynes, the original illustrator of The Chronicles of Narnia, has coloured her original black and white artwork and created beautiful full-colour plates for each chapter. This glorious, finely wrought book makes the perfect introduction to all the wonders of Narnia and will be a keepsake to treasure for ever.

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Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #1)

User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

I appreciated all the little magical things, the use of figures children would recognise for larger purposes (eg Farther Christmas), and the innocent disposition of the main characters. I suppose I ... Read full review

Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #1)

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Holy abrupt ending, Batman! Full review here: Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Clive Staples Lewis, born in 1898, wrote many books for adults but the Narnia stories were his only works for children. The final title, The Last Battle, published in 1956, won the Carnegie Award, the highest mark of excellence in children's literature.

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