Polly Plummer and her next-door neighbour Digory are exploring one wet afternoon when the accidental discovery of some magic rings sets them off on the most exciting and dangerous journey of their life. They fall through magic pools to the ruined city of Charn where Digory awakens the terrifying figure of Jadis, the last Queen. But with true evil comes true goodness, as the children discover when they come face to face with the mighty lion Aslan. Soon the children's Uncle Andrew, along with an unwitting cabbie and footman, has joined them - and together they witness the lion Aslan's creation of a wondrous new world...So begins the universally loved and acclaimed series of stories in which good and evil do battle in the spellbinding, magical land of Narnia. 2 CDs. 1 hr 55 mins.
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To all who have followed the adventures in C. S. Lewis' marvelous land of Narnia, ?? is a treat as it goes back to "grandfather's day" and tells how first contacts with ?? were made. In London there was Digory a boy who lived with a wicked uncle, and ??, the friend with whom he goes exploring. At first their adventures bring near disaster for mad Uncle Andrew uses magic powers inherited from his grandmother to send Polly off to the Woods Between the Worlds. There Digory follows her and the two children meet Jadis, a which who accompanies them back to reality. In turn Jadis brings with her a peck of trouble for everyone concerned- including Uncle Andrew- until a chance fall into a pit transfers them all to Narnia, the singing land of Aslan the Lion, whose intelligence and love vanquishes all evil. Couched in Lewis' silvered prose, this is rich reading. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898. In 1917 he went to Oxford University, but his studies were interrupted by the First World War, from which he was sent home wounded. One of his friends at Oxford was J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was published in 1950. Fascinated by the difference in time between our own world and Narnia, Lewis wrote some of the books in a different order to the events which they portrayed. An example of this is The Magician's Nephew, which details the early history of Narnia and is intended to be read before the others. C.S. Lewis died in 1963.