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Always winter but never Christmas Review with images

AdvantagesClear style, great plot, delightful characters

DisadvantagesI can read it too quickly!

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the story of four children who were evacuated from London during the war. They were sent to stay with an old professor out in the country, miles from anywhere. One day, when it was raining outside, they decided to play hide-and-seek; in the process they discovered an old wardrobe in one of the bedrooms. Lucy, the youngest of the children, hid in the wardrobe. To her amazement, she discovered that it led into ..." Read review
01.12.2003

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Community Level 6SarahP

SarahP

The Faun, The Wolf and some Turkish Delight

AdvantagesBrilliant to read, can almost believe you are there

DisadvantagesNone

"...haven’t at least heard of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, even without all the fuss that is being made at the moment with the nations top 100 books. The reason.. Well it is quite simple, it is one of the best loved childrens stories. And as it is over 50 years since it was written there are bound to be grandparents about that loved at is children so it has been passed down through 3 generations. Well it’s true for this household anyway as my ..." Read review
08.12.2003

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Community Level 5katygriff

katygriff

Enter a New World.

AdvantagesGreat Story, Characters and Descriptions.

DisadvantagesNone.

"...was younger I did read the famous Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. My favourite was always the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which I am sure was many peoples favourite book. I forgot about this book until late last year when the film came onto our screens and I went to see it on the cinema and loved it so much that my Mom gave me the book for Christmas. I have just finished reading it while I was on the train and honestly I forgot what an engaging ..." Read review
22.02.2006

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Community Level 9Amy69

Amy69

My wardrobe seems boring now... Review with images

Advantagesstrong desctipitive language, suitable for all, easy to connect with, unique style

Disadvantages/

"When Narnia was released in the cinema last year, I was asked if I wanted to go and see it. And did I accept this invite? No! At that time, all I knew about the film was that it was fantasty-based, and seemed a bit 'kiddish' (though why this was a problem, I have no idea - it doesn't usually stop me!). So I missed my chance to explore the world of myth, and stayed at home instead. Alone. Then last week, I finished the most fantastic book in the ..." Read review
03.10.2007

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"it's True, It's True i tell you!"

AdvantagesGreat imagination!

DisadvantagesIt has too end!

"The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of my favourite books ever! This is a book that appeals to both the young and the old, it is an ageless classic. About the author: Name: C.S. Lewis, Clive, Staples Lewis. Date of birth: 29th November 1889 Place of birth: Belfast, Northern Ireland Date of death: 22nd November 1963 Place of death: Oxford, England. C.S. Lewis wrote seven books in all known as “The Chronicles of Narnia” the correct ..." Read review
16.07.2004

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Through the magic wardrobe Review with images

AdvantagesMore adventures in the mystical world of Narnia

DisadvantagesToo Short!

"The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second in the recommended reading order of The Chronicles of Narnia, although the first to be written. Having finished the preceeding The Magician's Nephew I eagerly started this book. As I mentioned in the Magician's Nephew Review my family and I were huge fans of the 80s tv series and as a result this was the book I was most looking forward to reading in the series and it didn't disapppoint! The Story ..." Read review
20.02.2006

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Narnia Revisited Review with images

AdvantagesGreat book for kids, nice plot and action sequences

DisadvantagesProse seemed a little bland to me, less symbolism and meaning than The Magician's Nephew

"The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe has long been regarded as a classic of children's literature. I was an adult when I read this for the first time so obviously have a slightly different perspective than a child reading it, but I'll do my best to be objective. (Many read it as a child so have a wonderful feeling of nostalgia when reading it as an adult.) The formation of the land of Narnia and the gateways from our world to it was described ..." Read review
16.05.2005

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Community Level 3Overlord_2

Overlord_2

Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve...please read.

AdvantagesFantastic book for all ages!

DisadvantagesIt's not true! I wanna go there.

"The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe is a brilliant creation by author, C.S Lewis, who has written a wide range of children’s books that are just as readable for adults alike. This story is the second book of The Chronicles of Narnia. THE SETTING Narnia is a land created by the great Lion, Aslan. The land has many magical properties and the creation of Narnia can be read about in the first book, The Magicians Nephew. In the first book ..." Read review
07.03.2004

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Community Level 2princess_lu

princess_lu

Narnia is somewhere we all dream of being... Review with images

AdvantagesCharacters are so real, scenery is beautiful, captivates!

DisadvantagesNone!

"...a vital story. But for the rest of the population it is just as enchanting. It covers the issues at the heart of human morality in a beautiful and heart-wrenching narrative that is just as relevant now as when it was written. THE AUTHOR Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898, and when he was three he announced to his parents that he wanted to be called Jack, and so he was throughout his life. His mother died in 1908, and he and his ..." Read review
17.02.2006

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sweetchoc05

Nania..The Other World..

AdvantagesGreat story, Delightful Characters, Clear Story, Great book for kids

DisadvantagesNone!!

"Name of Book: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia, part 2. Name of Author: C.S. Lewis Category: Fantasy Many people hate fantasy stories since they feel that it lacks imagination. They seem to have a weird feeling that a fantasy writer doesn't think about what he's writing - he just begins with a line and lets the story go as it does without any limits in sight. But, in my opinion, it is these fantasy stories which ..." Read review
23.09.2005

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Where will the story go now?

AdvantagesGreat book

DisadvantagesDidn't intrigue me!!!

"...say that this book was the best of the series because quite frankly, I liked the first book called The Magician's Nephew. I really don't know why but probably because of the woods between the worlds because that bit was described perfectly and I could imagine being there, in the peaceful luxurious place. But I believe this book is not about the magician's Nephew, however the sequel which is The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Now I really ..." Read review
09.11.2008

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Community Level 5lobourse

lobourse

Unforgettable, unmissable, simply amazing

AdvantagesGreat stroy, great characters, uplifting story of the triumph of good over evil

DisadvantagesNone

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second of the seven books which make up the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, although it was actually the first one written. It is by far the best known of the stories, and even more so following the very successful film dramatisation of 2005. It is the story with the clearest Christian allegory, while at the same time maintaining a great tempo in the story. PLOT SUMMARY It is the second World War, ..." Read review
15.06.2007

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Community Level 1matsuge

matsuge

Can't wait to see the film!

AdvantagesCompelling reading!

DisadvantagesBook is unput-downable (this isn't really a disadvantage).

"I loved this and the other Narnia books as a child, my brother and I won a fancy dress contest as Aslan, him, and the White Witch, me. So, what with the movie coming out soon (today, I believe), I thought I'd re-read it as an adult. I picked it up and didn't put it down again until I'd read the whole thing several hours later. I won't retell the story here as it's pretty well known and what with the film coming out, there's plenty of opportunities ..." Read review
02.12.2005

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Community Level 2Zoe.e

Zoe.e

You'll never think the same about wardrobes!

AdvantagesExcellent read

DisadvantagesFinished it too fast

"...since bought all seven of the Narnia books by CS Lewis as well as some of the televised versions that are available. This is actually the second book in the series, but it was the first that Lewis wrote, and is definately my favourite. The first book is called The Magician's Nephew and tells the story of how Narnia was created. The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe is about four siblings who have to go to stay in the country. Their names are Peter, ..." Read review
25.02.2004

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venus89

Making a very welcome comeback

AdvantagesAppealing to all ages, and stands the test of time

DisadvantagesNone

"...fanstic but leaves me with the problem of finding books suitable for her reading skills which she can understand with her life skills. A lover of all things magical and mystical, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe has captured her imagination and led to endless hours recreating the exploits of Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund. My children love to act out walking through the wardrobe and encountering talking animals who help them to overturn the rule ..." Read review
15.06.2006

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