Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe *Chronicles of Narnia Series*

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“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” is a wonderful tale by C.S. Lewis about 4 children who discover a land in their wardrobe. The children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy spend their days in a boarding school. Bored out of their minds, they play a game of hide and seek. During this game, little Lucy finds the magical land Narnia in the back of a wardrobe. After her brothers and sister Susan are brought to Narnia, they meet many magical creatures and a powerful god-like lion named Aslan. With the help of the children they win back their land from the evil “White Witch”.

I thought the book was very fun to read. It is the second installment of the Chronicles of Narnia series and there are 7 books altogether. My favorite part would have to be the beginning when Lucy finds Narnia. I thought it was really fun how she discovered it and even better that her siblings didn’t believe her right away. My least favorite part/thing about the book was the character Edmund and how the book skipped around. Edmund was a pain in the neck and almost got them all killed, so he’s my least favorite. The book didn’t have a lot of detail which made it really juvenile to read.

I would give the book a 3 out of 5 and I recommend it for children who are trying to read more adult like books.

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4 thoughts on “Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe *Chronicles of Narnia Series*

  1. Mr. Tumnus is a character that is distinctly Irish because of the music associated with him and his accent is also distinctly Irish. His accent in the aural text definitely helps the listener realize his background is from Ireland, but the music shows more importance. Whenever he makes an appearance in a scene in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. One of the instruments that makes the music sound Irish is the flute that plays in the beginning and ending scenes with Mr. Tumnus and it supports his character trait of being Irish. What are your thoughts on this idea?

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      1. You say that you would suggest this book to younger readers who are trying to read more adult like books. I agree with that statement. However, I think that there are parts that help younger readers want to keep reading more than other parts. I think the more detail titles have, the more attention it grabs from viewers. I think the titles at the beginning of each section help younger readers stay intrigued to what they are about to read next. The main title of a story is what catches a reader’s interest in a book or any type of media. The chapter titles are a small insight of what is about to happen. The chapters in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe are what make readers want to keep reading on. Chapter titles are almost like a type of summery, but in one sentence. For example, one of his chapter titles is “What Lucy Found There” (Lewis 115). That is an interest catcher, it makes readers want to find out what Lucy found.
        Younger readers have a hard time staying interested and engaged to what they are doing. Younger people in general, normally have a shorter attention span. To have something that interests them can only increase the chance of them wanting to keep reading the book. In addition to having chapter titles, it also helps when authors put in drawings. The drawings help younger readers stay interested in the book. Do you believe having chapter titles and pictures also help younger readers get through a long book such as The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe?

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    1. How did I just see this?
      Yes! I believe completely that chapter titles and pictures keep young readers intrigued. Thats one of the many reasons Harry Potter was so popular as well. Kids imaginations go crazy when they have a (what can only be called a) prompt at the beginning of each chapter. It gets them guessing immediately to what will happen next.
      Good insight and sorry it took so long to reply!

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