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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia Series #1)

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26 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

Even though the Magician's nephew is the "Sixth" installment it should be read First.

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 ...
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 and illustrated by Pauline Baynes.

The books contain Christian ideas made easily accessible to young readers. They are not pedantic, however, and their richness of adventure, color, and ideas have made them favorites of children and adults, Christians and non-Christians. In addition to Christian themes, Lewis also borrows characters from Greek and Roman mythology as well as traditional British and Irish fairy tales.

Even though the Magician's nephew is the "Sixth" installment it should be read First.

Completed in the winter of 1954 and published in 1955, the prequel The Magician's Nephew brings the reader back to the very beginning of Narnia where we learn how Aslan created the world and how evil first entered it. Digory Kirke and his friend Polly Plummer stumble into different worlds by experimenting with magic rings made by Digory's uncle (the titular "magician"), encounter Jadis (The White Witch), and witness the creation of Narnia. Many long-standing questions about Narnia are answered in the adventure that follows.

Even though C. S. Lewis placed The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as the first book in the series. Older editions of the book reflect this decision. Lweis grandson laterr changed the order so that the books were in chronological order. After all The Magicians Nephew is the story of how Narnia was created and correlates with the book of Genesis.

posted by carlosmock on May 12, 2009

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8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

"...While The Magician's Nephew is definitely one of the mo

"...While The Magician's Nephew is definitely one of the more understated of the series, I always enjoy reading it. It isn't lacking for adventure, though there are no battle scenes, and when the Talking Beasts of Narnia come about, there are a lot of funny moments...
"...While The Magician's Nephew is definitely one of the more understated of the series, I always enjoy reading it. It isn't lacking for adventure, though there are no battle scenes, and when the Talking Beasts of Narnia come about, there are a lot of funny moments involving them and Uncle Andrew. There are some nice morals for young readers, but not in a preachy kind of way. Again, it's not quite as action-packed as some of the others in the series, this book is very captivating, and you really get a sense of it building up to the others; having re-read it, I am eager to finish re-reading the rest of them!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Puddleglum

    Walks around.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Weird book...hateit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Fdb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Read this!

    If u feel like a pice of poop read this suckish book the first time you read it u will hink it sucks trust me

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    I hate this book

    Its a total wast of money the only reason i read it was besayse school made me dont read this book unless u have to

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Boring

    I am in the process of reading it and i think it is slow. I have had a better time with other books. Humph........

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    mean

    yeah you are mean

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2009

    I hated this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

    I did not like this book at all. I thought it was really borring!! I would not like to read a book by this author every again!!!!!!!!!!! The author did not put any emotion in this book. He didn't describe the characters or the setting at all. The way the story was wrote was boring. I kept putting this book down i finally quit it!!!

    I would NOT read the Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yuk!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2007

    The Magician's Nephew

    This is the worst book I have ever read in my entire life! it fills your brain with fictional ideas of magical worlds and magicins. There are more important things in this world to focus on than hocus pocus!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    ok

    it was really boring and i couldn't even finish it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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