There’s no double entendre in this title, it is what it is. It makes perfect sense if you know what book I’m about to talk about – book series, rather. Any guesses?
Like everyone else, my favourite book in the series is the second one, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, although I do enjoy the others as well. I feel like these books are like fairy tales in novel forms, and what children don’t like fairy tales?
The first time I’d heard of these books was when I was maybe in Grade 1 or 2. My brother, two years older than me, was all excited about this book – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe – because his class was reading it for a book report. Once they finished the book report, they put together a play – in which my brother played Mr. Beaver – I can’t remember if he had any other name or not. While I don’t remember seeing the play at all, I do remember my brother’s excitement over the book – and his new-found love of Turkish Delight, which his whole class got treated to when they finished the performance of the play.
That actually got me excited and so I decided to read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I loved it. The magical world of Narnia in which the four children are thrust into, the talking beasts, the faun and my personal favourite character, the White Witch. It’s a masterpiece of well crafted story-telling and C. S. Lewis sure knew how to get the minds of young children working.
After reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe I went around checking at the back of every closet in the house, hoping one of them would take me to Narnia. I had no such luck. Even know I’m fascinated by the story, and I can appreciate even more the intricacies of such a simple seeming tale.
Needless to say, you can imagine my excitement when my brother told me that it was a series of seven books. Man, was I excited.
So, if you haven’t read any of The Chronicles Of Narnia perhaps you should. It really is a story for anyone, and part of the magic of reading it is having your imagination go to work, painting your own version of Narnia in your head.
I have a lot of memories connected with Narnia and it definitely means a lot to me. Looking back now, I know for a fact that my childhood would not have been the same without these books.
What do you guys think? Are you Narnia fans as well?
Thanks for reading!
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- History in the Parks: Journey Into Narnia (thedisneymoms.com)
- Book Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (atoasttodragons.com)
- CS Lewis, Digory, Rings, Narnia and The Adventure of Faith… (stocki.typepad.com)
- Narnia finally got my girls reading at Christmas time (telegraph.co.uk)
- It’s Not Safe (newauthors.wordpress.com)