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

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

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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia Series #1) by C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes, Chris Van Allsburg

Narnia. . .where the woods are thick and cool, where Talking Beasts are called to life. . .a new world where the adventure begins.

Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to. . .somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home.

Digory and Polly discover a secret passage that links their houses and are tricked into vanishing out of this world and into the World of Charn, where they wake up the evil Queen Jadis. There, they witness the creation of the Land of Narnia as it is sung into being by the Great Lion, Aslan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060234980
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/1994
Series: Chronicles of Narnia Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England


Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925

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carlosmock More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read at a very early age, I read all the Narnia books at age 7. I love them and reread them every now and then. Now I'm 13, they are still some of my favorite books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book.Very interesting at times.Amazing details almost like your really there.I recomend this book to anyone who loves a good fiction book.Haven't read rest of series but sure they will be good too.
Sheffy More than 1 year ago
This book is a great introduction into the intricate story of the chronicle s of Narnia. It is a must read for those who take a serious interest in reading the following books in the series. However, there is a slow beginning, but dont worry, the pace will begin to quicken. Overall, a great intro into one of the best series of books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read! I recomened to everyone! Totally worth 2 bucks :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great quick read and everything tied together pretty nicely. The only reason i gave it 4 stars is because some parts were just a little dull, for me. Overall, it had a wonderful ending and i recommend this book for any age group. Im gonna read the 2nd book and watch the movie.
Here_Be_Bookwyrms More than 1 year ago
"...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!" For full review, please visit me at Here Be Bookwyrms on Blogger: herebebookwyrms dot blogspot dot com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful creation story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly LOVE this book. LOOOOOOOOOVVVE IT. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi. I wanted to share what I think of this book.... THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER!!!!!! YOU SHOULD TOLDLY READ THIS IF YOU CAN READ!! IT IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOK!!! to me. one of my favs is Lord of the Rings. Bye!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, I personally think its the best book in the Chronicle of Narnia Series. And it shows how evil (sin) came into the creation of Narnia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is techniqually the first bbook in the narnia sersies but its very boring at some parts! It youre going to start with it just hang in there and read! I personally read the sersies in the order they were written: the lion witch and wordrobe, prince capspian the dawn trreader , the maicians nephew, the horse and his boy, the silver chair then the last battle! I SUGGGEST rhe wordrobe, then horse and his boy, then prince c, dawntreader, THEN the magicians nephew, the silver chair and last battle! So muxh more enjoyable! I love this seeies and think everyone should read it! But i do warn some parts are hard to get through and slow! But its worth it!, :)
Anonymous 6 months ago
here be the good stuff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am Queen Jadis. This will be my 10th play. And I am 11.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful classic series. Best to start with this first book of the series and work your way through. If you are familar with the movie Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, this first book give you the background information vital to understanding the entire saga. Although written with children in mind, this is a series that can be enjoyed by adults as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anyone ever notice that most of the bad reviews have bad spelling and/or grammar also they don't say why they 'hate' this book what does that tell you. So on to the book. I think it was great perfect if you want to learn more about the developement of Narnia and a very enjoyabe read also very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book it great but realy cheese
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can tell they put a thought into this story. it has amazing details and wonderful characters. I dont know how they wrote so many books based off of the main story. And i think that it is good to start of with 1-4 characters and then add on to the characters, and that is what this book did. When i started reading the first chapter i thought it was going to be the lamest book ever, but after i got passed the first chapter i was addicted to it!! FYI: just get passed the first chapter ( the main part of that chapter is just meeting the characters) and then ur good ENJOY THE BOOK!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great, quick read. It lures you into a fantasy world and it makes you feel as if you are part of the story. Love it
iKryzis More than 1 year ago
Loved the movies. Kept hearing they skipped the 1st book explaining how Narnia was created. It was great to have the background knowledge. I just couldn't get into the writing style. Several times where the writing is actually talking to the reader. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own this book as a paperback. Its one of the best books in the whole seires. I highly reccomend it for ages ten and up.
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I thought this was a really good book. This book was about how digory and polly set on an adventure by digory's uncle's rings and how they come across the land called Narnia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over all it was good it got off to a slow start but it was good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It is my favorite in the Narnia books. The only problem is that they get into Narnia in the middle of the book.