The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

They open a door and enter a world NARNIA...the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...the place where the adventure begins.Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, f...


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TitleThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
ISBN9780060764890
Author
Release DateNov 10th, 2017
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Classics, Fiction, Young Adult, Childrens
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Reviews The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

  • Patrick
    2015-11-20
    This is the first book where I chronicled my thoughts as I read through it with my son. I don't know how easy it is for y'all to access the record of those here on Goodreads, but if you're looking for a detailed account of my thoughts on the book, you can look there.I'll say this. I've read a lot of books to my little boy these last couple years, and I can honestly say that This book is among the best. Good, tight writing, good description. Good ...
  • J.G. Keely
    2011-04-24
    My greatest disappointment in 'The Screwtape Letters' was that Lewis was not able to demonstrate what made his good people good or his bad people bad. The closest he got to defining goodness was that you could tell the good people from the vague aura of light that surrounded them--and which even shone in their cat. In this book, the cat is much bigger.Aslan had no character, he was just a big, dull stand-in. Lewis often tells us how great he is, ...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2016-11-15
    “If ever they remembered their life in this world it was as one remembers a dream.” The real world is boring; it’s mundane, unimaginative and dry. So humans create fantasy as a means of escape. We watch movies or go to the theatre to see something more interesting than the standard realities of the everyday. We paint pictures and gaze up at the stars. We play video games and roleplay. We dream. Authors like C.S Lewis and J.K Rowling show u...
  • James
    2012-01-07
    5 stars to C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Adored it. I must have read it three or four times as a child. Hits all the spots in my reading dreams. a forest. A large family. Talking animals. Secrets. Mystery. Drama. Hidden messages. Saga and series. Every child should read it.Imagination runs free here. 4 children stuck a house. 1 goes exploring and finds herself lost in the world of Narnia. And the rest follow her.Siblings fig...
  • Manuel
    2008-05-06
    I loved this book.It was first read to me in 4th grade. We would all come in from lunch and our teacher would read to us for about 30 minutes before we would start class. I remember this book because it wasnt read to us by Mrs Graham, but instead it would be read by Mr Goodwin, her long-haired, bearded, Birkenstock wearing teacher's aid. Over the next few weeks we were enthralled by this story, we couldnt wait for lunch period to be over so we c...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2015-09-28
    I hadn't read this in forever, so it was fun to come back to. I definitely remembered it being much more detailed, though. It's a pretty fast read... so that's funny how much my mind added to the story as a kid. But I still adore these books so much!!And I still think this movie was one of the best adaptations ever.
  • Jonathan
    2011-09-15
    A Defence of C.S. Lewis...or a brief attempt at suchSome thoughts recently crossed my mind no doubt on their way down-town to relax in regards to arguments one could offer as a defence of the Christian side of this novel. The main arguments against this novel as a 'Christian allegory' that I have heard are: 1)Aslan is not a strong Christ-figure 2)That C.S. Lewis 'preaches' a black and white morality. So I'm going to roughly address them from my p...
  • Dem
    2017-02-25
    Novels were not a part of my life until my mid teens and therefore I missed out wonderful reading experiences like the Chronicles of Narnia but while I wish I had read more as a child I am having an absolute ball catching up on all these enchanting books when I can appreciate them on a different levelimage: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is a compelling story that is both enchanting and filled with fantasy and adventure and I think can be a...
  • Aimee
    2008-04-19
    I just re-read this book and got so much more out of it than the first time. The symbolism & parallels to basic Christianity stuck out. *turkish delight is our human nature, prone to addiction, selfishness and wrongdoing*Peter said about Edmund, "We should go after him. After all he is our brother." Even though he had just betrayed them and was causing grief they didn't mistreat or disown him. *The very mention of Aslan's name caused certain posi...
  • Shovelmonkey1
    2012-02-28
    The Role (bibli)call:The big cuddly cat = Jesus. Strange that a lion should be chosen to represent the big man when Lions are notoriously aggressive, solitary carnivores who are more likely to eat any potential apostles than than teach or lead them.The white witch = Satan or Eve the temptress depending on which side of the tree of knowledge you're most likely to be barking up. Famed for a monochrome wardrobe in the A/W line only. Like Alan Rickma...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2009-10-28
    The Lion, The Witch, The Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1), C.S. Lewis عنوان: ماجراهای نارنیا کتاب نخست: شیر، کمد، جادوگر؛ نویسنده: سی. (کلایو) اس. (استیپلز) لوئیس؛ مترجم: امید اقتداری؛ منوچهر کریم زاده؛ تهران، انتشارات ایران، 1377؛ در 218 ص؛ شابک: 9646038085؛ چاپ دیگر: هرمس، 1379، در 166 ص، چا...
  • Jason Koivu
    2011-08-27
    It dawned on me the other day that I'd never read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. What an oversight! I had to fix this.I knew the story. When we were kids, one of my cousins was all about this book and liked to tell me about it. I remember absolutely bawling my eyes out when the 1979 cartoon version aired on tv and Aslan was subdued. And then I also knew it through the more recent movie adaptation. Now, having read the actual book, it turn...
  • Laz
    2014-05-06
    Well, can you blame me for loving this? I certainly hope not. It's Christmas and I feel like a little kid and I was craving something to make me feel like I am one, indeed, and this book travelled me to a wondrous world full of heroes and of course a villain. The ride was awesome and I found the characters warm and fuzzy despite the eternal cold that had been placed upon Narnia. Now, they're all free of the curse of the White Witch thanks to Pete...
  • Mandy
    2015-12-03
    Read as a little girl and loved it. Loved the mysterious places and fantasy lives and I always wanted my wardrobe to enter into a magical land. This book is worth more than 5 stars.
  • Dyuti
    2012-06-18
    What an amazingly delightful book! I regret not reading it earlier ** Before I begin, let me clarify that as I am not a Christian, I had no idea that this book was written by keeping the image of Jesus (as Aslan) in mind. I just came across this revelation on Goodreads, and it just added another layer to the story! The review below is written only by treating it as a fun-filled and action packed novel!I had seen the movie based on the book a coup...
  • Rebekah Rodda
    2017-02-10
    What a great family read aloud. My eight, six and four year old (and husband) enjoyed hearing this. The four year old flagged a bit but the eight year old got the allegory. A fantastic story, so well told.
  • Kenny
    2008-11-12
    I am tempted to give this book a zero but the idea of going through the wardrobe to another land is fantastic. Everything else, however, is not fantastic, including:The over-the-top Christian allegory.The complete absence of dramatic tension - the characters are static and the conclusion is foregone. There is nothing to keep you reading, to challenge you, or to even vaguely interest you.The writing is mediocre at best.The dialogue is mediocre at ...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2017-09-03
    3.5 stars I've been making a habit of rereading my childhood favorites, and the Narnia series is one many people read. I remember enjoying this book a lot more as a kid, even though this wasn't my favorite book in the series (that was The Horse and His Boy and The Silver Chair) I did like it.Reading this as an adult.... it's BIZARRE. Think about it. Children go into a wardrobe and appear in a new world. There, they trust all these fairytale creat...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    2012-03-01
    This is the story of four siblings who stumble through a wardrobe into a different world. They discover magic, monsters and their destiny.One Christmas, when I was 11 or 12, my mother gave me The Chronicles of Narnia. It ignited a lifelong love of fantasy fiction and reading."Peter! Susan! It's all true. Edmund has seen it too. There is country you can get to through the wardrobe. Edmund and I both got in. We met one another in there, in the wood...
  • Pooja
    2015-10-25
    This is one of those books that takes you to a land where you feel like you've come to this place many times before, it feels like home, you keep hugging this book, every time enchanted and when you return to your world.All you feel is MAGICAL. "I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will...
  • Denisse
    2015-11-04
    A beautiful read. There's no other way to say it. The story knows what it is, knows the public it wants to catch, children, but leaves details every now and then for we the grown ups to appreciate, turning a great children story into one of The fantasy novels this world has. Great messages, and unique style. Light but direct to the point, like all children stories should be. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe is a must for all the lovers of the...
  • Mark my words
    2015-06-07
    "What are you doing in that wardrobe?""Narnia business!"
  • Jessika
    2008-06-30
    Every time I read this wonderful story, it's like catching up with an old friend. I've read this particular Narnia book so many different times, but it never ever gets old. I love the fact that I can pick up this (or any of the other Narnia books, for that matter) and step into a whole other world. I also particularly enjoyed the fact that I found that I could relate with each one of the children, although I must say that I was partial to Lucy! A...
  • Emer
    2016-12-01
    "She did not shut it properly because she knew that it is very silly to shut oneself into a wardrobe, even if it is not a magic one." It's been many years since I first read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe but when it was chosen as a book of the month for a book group I'm in I couldn't say no to revisiting this classic. I must confess that this book and series was never one of my childhood favourites; I always preferred the BBC TV series (ci...
  • Manny
    2015-09-17
    Some useful German words and phrases that I learned from reading this book:Alle Wetter, ich bin ja ganz in Schweiß gebadet! - Blowed if I ain't all in a muck sweat!Biberin - female beaverFeeneden - Cair ParavelHeiliger Bimbam! - Great Scott!Ich frage mich wirklich, was sie ihnen eigentlich auf den Schulen beibringen - I do wonder what they do teach them at these schoolsPfui Teufel, was für eine Gemeinheit! - Well, of all the poisonous little be...
  • Megan Baxter
    2011-07-05
    Reading books is so inherently subjective. Books I have loved fall flat for my friends; ones they enjoy strike sometimes strike no chord in me. Sometimes it has everything to do with what is going on my life when I'm reading, or even what type of mood I'm in. When I write reviews, I try to keep that subjectivity first and foremost in my mind, explaining what about the book struck me in such a particular way as best I can.This is heightened when w...
  • Madeline
    2009-07-22
    Rather than spend this review explaining what I thought of the book, I will instead devote my time to justifying placing this on my "the movie is better" shelf.Reasons the Movie Version Is Better:1. Watching it will take about the same amount of time it takes to read the book, because good lord does everything get wrapped up quick.2. We actually get to see some real fight scenes, and even though there's no blood and it's all very PG, at least it'...
  • Ryan
    2016-11-01
    This book will forever hold a special place in my heart.Review to come.
  • Luke Taylor
    2016-03-06
    So what is The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe?It is without a doubt, one of the finest examples of children’s storytelling I’ve ever come across, seamless and cyclical, ushering the imagination toward that which is so fantastic it must be true, buried somwhere within in our heart of hearts, where the deep and unending magic set about before the dawn of time wove within in all creatures the desire for adventure, heroism, sacrifice, morality...
  • Paul
    2013-01-04
    Still an all-time favorite. I've read it out loud to each of our three children now, plus at least once with my wife years ago, and who knows how many times as a kid. One of the few childhood classics that arguably deepens and becomes more meaningful as I age.