Chronicles Of Narnia–C. S. Lewis
Chronicles Of Narnia
by Rick Nau
I’ll start this post with an appropriate quote from C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles Of Narnia. Writer’s should keep it in mind whenever they’re penning stories for younger readers.
NO BOOK IS REALLY WORTH READING AT THE AGE OF TEN, WHICH IS NOT EQUALLY-AND OFTEN FAR MORE-WORTH READING AT THE AGE OF FIFTY AND BEYOND.
If you haven’t read the Chronicles of Narnia, now is the perfect time. Meet Aslan, Lucy, Susan, Edmund, and Peter and a huge cast of other good guys and villains in one of the most famous tales of all time. Here’s more about The Chronicles from Goodreads:
“Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.
“. . . Deceptively simple and direct, The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to readers of all ages, even fifty years after they were first published.”
And a review or two, or three:
“This book taught me two important lessons; that looks can be deceiving and that two wrongs don’t make a right.” The Guardian, Review of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
“ . . . The Horse and His Boy is a smashing adventure, and one of the series’ more mature volumes. ” T. M. Wagner, SF Reviews.net
“ . . . Lewis is appealing to our innate sense that something exists that is higher than the reality we perceive with our physical senses.” Pages Unbound, Review of The Silver Chair
And, if you happen to be in Dallas in September or October, you won’t want to miss “C. S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert.”
If you think Dallas is too much of a schlepp for you (I’m thinking of those of you who live on other continents or islands), then don’t read John Stoltenberg’s review of the play. He’ll have you wanting to take the next bus, train, or plane to Dallas.
So, why not unplug for a while, open your wardrobe door, and see what’s on the other side? And to make your journey more affordable, especially if you’ve shelled out your hard-earned cash to see C. S. Lewis Onstage, I’ll soon be offering a giveaway of the complete Chronicles of Narnia. While you’re waiting, drop me a line and let me know what your top three favorite books are.