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Lewis, C. S.

New York : MacMillan, 1950.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0060234814
(4 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

Lucy walks into a closet without a back wall and enters Narnia, meets Faun. Edmund, second to enter, turns traitor for the white witch Sue and John take coats and follows robin to beaver's home, Aslan. Lion sacrifices his strength for Ed, regains it and removes stone spell on varied beings in queen's courtyard. Father Christmas gives children powerful gifts to be used in emergencies. The queen's spell of constant cold is broken, with spring emerging. After the four rule Narnia, taking on the lilt of royal accent and language, they are reminded of the coat rack and return to the same split second they had left so long ago.

Booktalk #2

This book is about four English school children who find their way into the back of a magical wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia. There they assist Alslan, the great golden lion, to triumph over the evil white witch who has cursed the mystical land of Narnia into a dreaded never-ending winter without Christmas. As they walk through the woods, they have to be careful not to be seen by the witch's followers who are everyone from goatman to trees and birds, to get to the powerful stone table to get control over Narnia and banish the white witch "who is not human but part giant" and end the never-ending winter and bring peace to Narnia once again. But this is easier said than done. To find out about the children's triumph, read THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. You may also want to read the other titles in this series The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. (Travis B., 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire)

Booktalk #3

Three children are sent to live with a family member that they hardly know.  There is a war going on and they are getting all of the children out of the war zone.  While at their uncle's house, they find a magical wardrobe that transports them to another world.  In this other world they are royalty.  There is also a prophecy about the three children and the fate of Narnia.  (Shannon Cyrus, student of ACTC)

Booktalk #4

A world of mystical creatures, adventure, and triumph lies merely a page turn away. Can you imagine what you would do if you discovered another world? A world filled with talking beavers, badgers, and lions; and dreamed up creatures such as centaurs and fauns. A world where the inanimate becomes animate. A world where the impossible becomes possible. A world saved by children.  The adventure begins with the existing struggle between good and evil—the famous, all-powerful Aslan versus the white witch. For four young children (Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy) this adventure became their unforeseen destiny. They find friends in these magical creatures and from here the real story begins as they take on the witch themselves!  (Nichole Kuchar, college student)

SUBJECTS:     Fantasy


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