|The Magician's Nephew|
Author: C.S. Lewis
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia Book One
Review by: CL4 Lefler
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Although this was the sixth Narnia book published, it is the first in the series. It centers around two children that live next door to each other. Their names are Digory and Polly. One day they talk to Digory's wicked Uncle Andrew who is an amateur Magician. They find that he has Magic rings that can make people disappear. He forces Polly to use one of the rings and she disappears. Digory, who is scared, but who also cares for his friend, follows her.
They find themselves in a forest with many ponds. They figure out that the ponds are actually portals to another world. They jump into one and find themselves in a empty castle and Digory accidentally awakes Jadis-- the witch/queen who destroyed the castle. They try to escape from her but she follows them to the Wood Between the Worlds. The try ditch her again and they find themselves in a new world, just being born. Read this book to find out all about the first humans who visited Narnia and their adventures there.
C.S. Lewis is one of the greatest minds of the Twentieth Century. His Narnia books will be classics for years to come. The writing is simple. The descriptions of the enviroments are wonderful. You feel the life-like characters right there with you. But I think it's the plotting that makes this book as great as it is. Even though they were written for young people adults will find them even more inspiring. READ THEM!
Title: The Magician's Nephew