The Magician's Nephew, Paperback Book

The Magician's Nephew Paperback

Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Part of the Fantasy Cover Edition series

2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)

Description

A paperback edition of The Magician's Nephew, book one in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

This edition is complete with interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them.

But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible. The Magician's Nephew is the first book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years.

This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to journey through the wardrobe and back to Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780007115556

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A prequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, this was published after LWW. Liek the remaining Narnia books it is a re-telling of the Christian view of Good v Evil. This novel is also a re-telling of the Genesis story, complete with temptation and redemption. I'm glad that I didn't read them in the order Lewis suggested for the because the prequel dispels some of the wonder that comes with reading the LWW for the first time. Cast in the conventions of early-mid twentieth century children's story-telling, some younger readers may not connect with the characters. Nevertheless it was still an enjoyable Narnia introduction.

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