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Perhaps I missed out on an integral part of childhood, but I did not have many fairy tales or books of magical tales in my life as a young boy. Lewis has an uncanny ability to make this readable as an adult and readable to a child. The reflections towards real life (one does not lock himself in a wardrobe!) and the magical life of Narnia (. ..because that is how beavers behave) are incredibly easy to relate to one another – it’s as if you are there, understanding the ways of Narnia, though you’ve never been (and sadly, never will be). Notable are the Christian reflections of this tale, of what it’s like to go down a path of sin with Edmund as he makes his way through the cold to the witch’s castle, having fellowship amongst themselves at the dinner table, and Aslan’s ultimate sacrifice, while being a being of immense power, allowed himself to be muzzled, beaten, and killed by the hands of the witch. A Christian myself, I look forward to re-reading the tale to grasp upon Lewis’s deeper yet simple stories of the life of children and beings if Narnia. That being said, if you are not Christian, the story does not really reference Christianity much at all, save calling the male children “Sons of Adam” and the female children “Daughters of Eve”. Check it out!
From School Library Journal Gr 3-6-This classic tale celebrates its 50th anniversary with a delightful audio rendition. Actor Michael York’s reading is a perfect match for this story. The narration is clear and distinct, and York’s soft and soothing British accent adds the right touch. Listeners will fall under the spell of this master storyteller as they join Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan on their travels. Beginning with Chapter One when Lucy looks into the wardrobe and discovers Narnia and the faun, readers will find that this timeless story can still work the magic that C.S. Lewis intended. In this action packed tale, the four children take part in several adventures as they travel through Narnia on their quest to rid the country of the Witch and her followers. Narnia fans will want to listen to this story over and over again, and new fans will be created as they listen for the first time.-Ginny Harrell, William McGarrah Elementary School, Morrow, GACopyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged by C. S. Lewis (Author) Review
Looks like Narnia, smells like Narnia, but definitely not Narnia. This is a poor adaptation of Lewis’ work. Anyone who loves the world of Narnia will be disappointed to find favorite quotes changed, and all symbolism weakened or removed. This is presumably to make reading easier for a younger audience, however its clear the adapting author either didn’t understand Lewis’ work, or actually disliked it and therefore changed the intent of the book. For instance, the quote referring to Aslan "He’s not safe, but he’s good" has been changed to Lucy thinking to herself that looking at Aslan was "like looking at the sun, only safer. " In this work, Aslan *is* a tame lion, apparently. Another key area for avid Narnia readers is the forgiveness of Edmund. In this book, Lucy sees him come back into camp "as if he was beginning to trust himself again. " His treachery and jealousy of his siblings was completely downplayed, and therefore Aslan’s forgiveness and sacrifice in saving him is symbolically weakened to the point of being useless. I gave this book got two stars rather than one because of the beautiful illustrations. I considered keeping it for that reason, and simply retelling the story in my own words (or rather Lewis’) on the fly, but I think we will simply wait to read it when my son gets old enough for the real thing. -Read Reviews-
In the book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, there were many aspects that I enjoyed but my favorite part was when Aslan was bringing the stone creatures back to life inside the White Witch’s castle. I loved this part because throughout the story the witch was turning animals into stone and towards the end when they all came back to life it was a very exciting and joyful time. I also enjoyed this because it meant there was going to be an adventure soon involving Aslan and all the rescued animals. This part made the book more enjoyable and come closer to a happy ending. On the other hand, the aspect of this book that I didn’t like was when the White Witch came upon two squirrels, their children, two satyrs, a dwarf, and an old fox. They were having a little party before the witch turned them to stone after the fox told her that Father Christmas had come. It was very depressing because the animals had not done anything wrong. They were telling the truth and the witch was mad because her powers were fading. I believe that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a great book for children and adults because it has many fairy tale aspects with a happy ending. The book has many parts that will make you cry and some parts that will make you laugh. I would recommend this book for someone who loves fantasy genre and fictional characters. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a book that teaches many lessons and promotes many different emotions.
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