Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Zondervan
A Celebration of the First Edition (Narnia)

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This hardcover edition, featuring the original jacket art and black-and-white illustrations by Pauline Baynes, allows readers to celebrate the book that started it all. In 1950, C. S. Lewis introduced the world to Narnia and its unforgettable characters. Over sixty years later, readers of all ages are still enchanted by the magical series.

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been captivating readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to journey back to Narnia, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer 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 English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. 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 The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity. hr Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales mÁs importantes del siglo veinte y podrÍa decirse que fue el escritor cristiano mÁs 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 desempeÑÓ hasta que se jubilÓ. Sus contribuciones a la crÍtica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantÁstica y teologÍa popular le trajeron fama y aclamaciÓn a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribiÓ mÁs de treinta libros, lo cual le permitiÓ alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aÚn atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada aÑo. Sus mÁs distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las CrÓnicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
Published January 1, 1974 by Collins. 173 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Although metaphysical rumblings may disturb adults, this wily symbolism-studded fantasy should appeal to children of an imaginative turn.

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The Telegraph

It seemed at first to be a highly enjoyable adventure story as the children evacuated during the Second World War entered the wardrobe in the big mysterious house and emerged into the magical realm of Narnia.

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SF Site

Anyway, there's a sense in Lewis's 1950 book The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the first and most cogent of the sequence, which peaked again in 1952 with The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" before descending into bitter allegory in 1956 with The Last Battle, that for all the first book'...

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Common Sense Media

A Narnian prophecy holds that four human children ("sons of Adam and daughters of Eve") will arrive to end the White Witch's reign, and already the heroic lion Aslan is actively raising an army against the witch.

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Common Sense Media

However, he comes back to life and summons anarmy of woodland creatures and mythical characters in time to help Peter and the other children, including a repentant Edmund, defeat the witch's forces and bring peace to Narnia.

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Kidz World

When all four Pevensie children wind up in Narnia, Edmund forgets his loyalties fast and ditches his brother and sisters to set off for the witch's castle.

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This deluxe edition of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE also features 19 new full-color plates by Pauline Baynes, the original illustrator of The Chronicles of Narnia, first published in the 1950s.

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First published in 1950 this fantasy series tells the story of four children: siblings Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy who find their way into a magical snow covered kingdom called Narnia, where animals speak and trees’ dance.

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Published June 26, 2012 An inspired collaboration between Imagination Stage and the Washington Ballet, this gorgeous new musical adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe offers a heady blend of dance, acting, singing, and grand-scale puppetry.

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