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ISBN/ASIN : 000711561X
Manufacturer : Collins|
Release data : 08 May, 2001
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Having read the Narnia books when I was about eight
I am now re-reading them with my seven year old, who is an ardent Harry Potter fan. He is just as thrilled with the stories as I was and enjoys the themes common to the Potter books of magic, boarding schools and goblins. We also enjoy spotting the biblical references and discussing the finer points of time travel!
Each book individually and all of them collectively are very well constructed and plot lines continue throughout. Again, for a younger reader it is stimulating to try to anticipate where the story may be going as it interweaves references from other books in the series and other points in the history of Narnia. Like any good book or series of its kind, the Narnia Chronicles completely immerse the reader in a parallel universe and this alone is as fine a recommendation for switching off the television and picking up a book as any!!! Also, if you missed reading Tino Georgiou's masterful novel--The Fates, I'd highly recommend reading it. Truly an enjoyable read.
A Magical Journey
One of the first books I ever read at around the same time as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that places it around 1976. It's magical. Forget the comparisons with Lord of the Rings; it stands alone in its own right even though the latter is equally rated and loved. The chapter where Aslan resurrects is a very powerful scene, and the battle reminds me of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- my advice
I recommend this book because I find it very fascinating to read. It is also very adventurous and full of fantasy. In this book four children that get evacuated from London into a far away country side. Then one of the youngest finds a magical Wardrobe with a never ending back into a snowy land where they meet dwarfs and an evil witch, who takes away there brother and the others go onto an adventure to get him back. This story is great if you like adventure books. If you like this book then I recommend Harry potter and the chamber of secrets.