|The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe|
Author: C.S. Lewis
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2
Review by: CL4 Lefler
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Although this was the first Narnia book published, it is the second in the series. It is about four siblings who get sent to a big house in the country during the war. Their names are Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. This house was owned by an old professer. One day they were playing hide-and-seek and Lucy decides to hide in a wardrobe. She finds that the wardrobe has no back.
She walks through and finds herself in the land of Narnia where it is always Winter and never Christmas. She befriends a fawn and he tells her that Narnia was taken over by the White Witch Jadis, and that it is she who turned Narnia into winter. It is she who turns those who do not follow her into stone. The White Witch is completely evil. Lucy finds her way back and tells her siblings. They don't believe her but soon all four find themselves in Narnia, waging a war against the White Witch with Aslan the Lion by their side.
As is true for all the Narnia books, this book is straight-forward with excellent characters and plot. It is a quick read, but you will want to read it over and over again. With all the hype of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings nowadays, Narnia should become more popular spawning live-action movies and plastic lunch boxes. We'll just have to wait and see.
Title: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe