The Magician's Nephew, Paperback

The Magician's Nephew Paperback

Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Part of the Chronicles of Narnia S. series

2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The Narnia Chronicles, first published in 1950, have been and remain some of the most enduringly popular children's books ever published.

The best known, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, has been translated into 29 languages!

Polly's hand went out to touch one of the rings. Immediately, without a flash or a noise, she vanished.

When horrible Uncle Andrew starts experimenting with magic, Digory and Polly find themselves in another world, and at the beginning of an incredible adventure, as the doorway to the magical land of Narnia opens...This is the first adventure in the exciting Chronicles of Narnia.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, illustrations
  • 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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