The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1

Book review by Mark Nichol, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 73 reviews

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age 5+

Don't go by the commonsensemedia review on this one!

I must respectfully disagree with the CommonSenseMedia's review of this book. Saying that CS Lewis' Narnia books do not stand the test of time as well as Tolkien is frankly ridiculous. Both of them write in an old-fashioned style which adds a certain charm, although Tolkien can be a bit long-winded at times. However, in my opinion, the Narnia books AND the LOTR are equally worthy of reading and have equally stood the test of time. They simply have different intended audiences: Narnia is more for children whilst LOTR is more for adults. As a child I adored the Narnia books and would frequently wish that I too could go to Narnia! The magical world, so beautifully written, came alive in my imagination and I was convinced that it was real and I just had to find the right wardrobe to get there! This series is a must read for children and adults alike, particularly those who love fantasy and can appreciate Lewis' gentle humour and charming style.
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age 7+

The best read!

In the book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Lucy finds the land of Narnia in a wardrobe. She is very excited, so she tells her brothers and sister. They all go into the wardrobe and discover an exciting world with strange creatures and make new friends. They battle the White Witch with the help of Aslan the lion. Who do you think wins? I loved the book because it was exciting, and I loved the creatures. My favourite is Mr Tumnus because he is friendly and kind. I think people 7 and up can read this because it is scary for younger people.

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