The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Originally Published: 1950
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first in the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.
Apparently Lewis is known for giving religious meaning to all his books. Aslan represents God, the White Witch the Devil. And his books do have that certain good vs evil vibe.
However, I try to read these as a work of children’s fiction, and enjoy them immensely. This first in the series is probably my favorite.
Four children are sent to live with an uncle while the war is raging on. Lucy, the youngest, falls through the back of a wardrobe and into another world. Nobody believes her. Even when Edmund ends up there, he hides the fact from the oldest two. Eventually they all end up in Narnia and have to rescue Edmund who has become a pawn of the White Witch. The kids get help from various creatures along the way and finally get to meet Aslan, a giant Lion, who has not been seen since the White Witch made it winter all the time.
Whatever you believe, this is a great tale of adventure. I thoroughly enjoy it every time I read it.
Favorite Quote from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:
“Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.”
“If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most, or else just silly.”
Re-Read: January 2016