Description

The Magician’s Nephew tells how Narnia began. Readers follow Diggory and Polly as they are thrown into a dangerous, otherworldly adventure by Diggory’s greedy, mad magician uncle. Amidst their adventures, the children meet a wild variety of characters, from a dark sorceress to a kindly cabdriver and his wife. Lewis’s profound, philosophical symbolism leads readers on a journey not only to other worlds, but also deeper within themselves, and, ultimately, to God.

This is a full-colour paperback edition of The Magician's Nephew, book one in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, and is complete with full-colour cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

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.

 Recommended in Program(s): Challenge B
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Details

 Publisher:

HarperCollins

Publication date:

2000

Number of pages:

208

Weight:

Dimensions:

1.68 cms H x 19.33 cms L x 13.08 cms W

Format:

Paperback

ISBN:

0064409430

Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.

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