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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe : A Classic that All Children Should Read - Book Review

Updated on November 26, 2011

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of those books that I really couldn't put down as a child. I remember being able to sit down and swallow the book in one seating - all 200 over pages. I was just sucked into the entire story, into the world of Narnia which i couldn't get out of.

This is undoubtedly one of C S Lewis' finest writing. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is part of the series 'The Chronicles of Narnia', where 4 siblings go on an amazing journey to the land of Narnia, where they become kings and queens, where they meet different characters, and where they have to fight for good.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is set in the countryside, where the children are sent off to be safe during the war. Things change when these four siblings decide to engage in a game of hide and seek... and the youngest, Lucy finds herself in a Wardrobe that leads into the magical land of Narnia.

The children embark on an adventurous journey of truth, and they have to fight the evil queen, fight for the animals in Narnia who are counting on them as promised ones from Eve and Adam.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is one book that captured my imagination from the very start. Of all the 7 books (The Silver Chair, Prince Caspian, The Dawn Treader, The Last Battle, The Magician's Nephew, The Horse and His Boy) in Chronicles of Narnia, I feel that the most exciting and fast-moving story is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In fact, I feel that this is also the easiest read of all 7 installments, as the plot is interesting and easy to pick up where you've left off, and the language used is the simplest and most effective to understand. Some of the others in the installments were a little too draggy and intense for my liking.

When The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe came out as a movie, I had to go watch it too. It was not disappointing at all, and it did make the book come alive in ways that I had not imagined. However, as all movies that are adapted from books - there is nothing like reading the book itself.

I think this book should is a classic that no childhood would be complete without. Giving your child the gift of reading is also one of the most important gifts that you can give him or her to prepare for the future.

Do you have a favorite book in the Narnia series? Or did you grow up reading C S Lewis? Leave a comment here!

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    • Charlotte B Plum profile image

      Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

      Hi Moviemaster.

      thank you for dropping by! How nice, I'm glad we share similar tastes in books!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A lovely review for a wonderful book - my all time favourite, I have lost count of the number of times I have read it!

      Thank you and voted up.

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      Charlotte B Plum 6 years ago

      Hi Molometer,

      thank you so much for the follow, and I couldn't agree more, that each time I read this classic I am alerted to even more parts that I missed out before, especially as a kid!

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      Charlotte B Plum 6 years ago

      Hey Amy,

      what a lovely surprise that you'd paint a cover of one of these books! thank you for dropping by, and I am going to head right over to that hub!

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      Charlotte B Plum 6 years ago

      Hi asmaiftikhar,

      thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this hub. It is always a joy when someone leaves an encouraging comment! =)

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      Charlotte B Plum 6 years ago

      Hi Hyphenbird!

      You enjoy it today too! Yeah, it is just one of those books that whenever I read, I find something that I've missed out before. It's nice to find a fellow fan! =) Thank you so much for dropping by and for your comment.

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      molometer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Miss Plumb,

      If it makes you feel any better, this book is already a classic and it just gets better the older you get as you see more and more in this masterpiece of writing.

      I liked your review too lol

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I painted this rendition of the photo on one of the book covers you have listed above. My ex (husband at the time) asked me to paint it for him. I took the liberty of contriving a poem about the subject of my painting. Thought you might like to check it out. Great review!

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      asmaiftikhar 6 years ago from Pakistan

      my favorite book dear thanks a lot for sharing the review of that book.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This is truly a great book and inspirational for children. I even enjoy it today myself. Thanks for a nice review. I hope it peaks curiosity and brings interest to this treasure.