The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Published: 1950

Genre: portal fantasy

Length: 86 pages

Setting: Narnia and England in 1940

Interest: Miss Adventure wanted me to read her a Narnia book as a bedtime story. Since I’ve read most of them to Mr. Curiosity, I told her she could pick one for me to read to her. She picked this one. She wanted to hear all the characters in different voices, which apparently her mental voice doesn’t do as well as I do.

Summary: See my original post for the summary.

Final thoughts: This time through, I noticed a couple of other points of interest. For one thing, the narrator likes to break the fourth wall, especially about the foolishness of closing oneself into a wardrobe. The other thought I had was how difficult the children’s lives would have been once they were back in our world. After living as adults, and Kings and Queens at that, to come back as children and have no agency in their lives would have been a difficult adjustment.

The Narnia books are a great read aloud because each chapter is just the right length (about 10-15 minutes of reading) for a single session. The book is also so short that you can finish before you’ve forgotten the beginning.

Title comes from: The Lion was Aslan, the Witch was Aslan’s foe, and the Wardrobe was the portal into Narnia.

Reading challenges fulfilled: 36/100 in my Finally to 100 Challenge

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