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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia | C. S. Lewis
Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices. Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set freeFour adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
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dabbe
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Mehso-so

I wasn't that impressed, I have to say. Knowing it was also a Christian allegory, I kept thinking to myself while reading it, “Why did you have to create a FANTASY about something you believe so fervently is real? Seeing how preposterous the fantasy was made me see the biblical story in that light as well. And no matter how I tried, I found it difficult to suspend my disbelief.

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bibliothecarivs
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Mehso-so

★★★☆☆ My third or fourth reading of this book, I believe. Unfortunately, it was just middle-of-the road for me this time, probably due to the fact that my attitudes to religion, monarchy, and fiction have changed so much over the last decade. Not a bad story, but I don't see it as great anymore either.

Bookwomble I pretty much tune out the Christianity and monarchy, take in the universal symbolism, and enjoy the talking animals 😊 2mo
bibliothecarivs That sounds like a great plan. Next time. 2mo
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Pickpick

Well-written. Beautifully structured.The lion, the witch and the Wardrobe is a magical book that introduces me to a new world Narnia filled with magical wonders. I like how the author vividly describes a character, enabling me to put myself in his/her shoes.

Must-read if you want to embark on new adventures in a magical world.

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mybookstagram

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”

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TimSpalding
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Ash.on.the.line
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Thanks for the tag @TheAromaofBooks
1. I do remember 9/11 vaguely I was 7
Local was the mayor, who our class had visited and he talked about loving his job, was fired for embezzlement.
2. Library because of Libby and hoopla I do still buy many books though
3. The tagged really jump started my true enjoyment. I read before but not as much until this series!
#wonderouswednesday
@sharread if you haven‘t already! 😄

TheAromaofBooks Oh yes, Chronicles of Narnia were definitely books that made me realize how magical reading could be!!! 1y
Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚📚📚 1y
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MolliesaurusRex
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5/5⭐️

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BookishBlonde12
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Returning to some classics 🦁

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Daisey
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Pickpick

I loved this book when I first read it, have reread it at least once or twice since, and loved the audio again today. I‘m so far behind on the #NarniaReadalong that I gave in and downloaded the audio because I really want to revisit these stories. They will be short and enjoyable listens between my other audiobooks.

#audiobook #Christian #reread

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TheAromaofBooks
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I didn't clear the board this month but I made solid progress & also read several books NOT on my list haha Peter Pan was the only definite bust. Lots of decent reads & a few I thoroughly enjoyed. Rereading the tagged was actually probably my favorite of the month. This week, I've been reading P&P variations just to veg out my brain 😂
#BookSpinBingo

Gissy Great!📚📚📚👏👏👏 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻📖 2y
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Lollymya
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Why did I wait so long in my life read these??? This is my first time ever and I am amazed. Love the way #CSLewis weaves Christianity into a story that just makes me get it. #narniareadalong #notonmybingocard @CaffeineAndCandy

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CoffeeAndABook
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Pickpick

Quick catch-up for the #narniareadalong today!!!
Phew 😅 so glad there are a few extra days for people like me!!
I read & enjoyed the last couple of chapters and was amazed at how much suspense and emotion I felt. Also was surprised at how short and dense the book is.
I realized I really had no clear memory of the ending from my childhood.

I‘ve thoroughly enjoyed re-reading this first installment ~ and now straight on to Prince Caspian🗡 🙌🏼

CaffeineAndCandy It was interesting that the book went back and forth between the separated characters with it being so short. Maximum fun 💜💜💜 2y
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Skygoddess1
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Pickpick

This is definitely the one book I‘ve read the most out of The Chronicles of amarnos series. The boxed set my grandmother bought me featured the books in publication order, so this was also the first book I read when in first read the series. Always love revisiting it and look forward to rereads of the rest for the #NarniaReadalong. #BookSpinBingo

mdm139 That is really neat you have that set. I just ordered a new set for my kids they are in chronological order so The Magicians Nephew is number one. 2y
Skygoddess1 @mdm139 My grandmother bought it for me when I was little at a Scholastic book fair her school where she taught held. She then held on to it for about five or six years until I was older and could read it as this set came out in 1987 and I was only 3 at the time, lol. My sister‘s set from when she was young that our grandmother gave herís in chronological order. 2y
TheAromaofBooks My set is technically in chronological order but I always read them in published order because that's my favorite. I think Magician's Nephew loses some of its magic when you read it first, because you don't really understand many of the things it explains. Anyway, I've also been enjoying rereading this one!! 2y
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freeatlast1137
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Pickpick

Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter find Narnia through the wardrobe.

AkashaVampie I just watched this last night. 2y
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Bethanyroe
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Pickpick

I‘ve read this book so many times and love it more each time. This time I read it aloud to my three kids and they loved it too! Such a classic, beautiful writing, amazing metaphors and themes. There js truly something for all ages to enjoy!

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amberavidreader
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Saw the movie which led me to finally read the book. Loved it! I now own the series. Can't wait to read more from this series.

#recommend #books #readers

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mjtwo
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Nov 2020 (audiobook)
Trixie and I enjoyed this. It is a good story and was well-performed by Michael York. We may read the full Chronicles of Narnia once we have finished with Ramona and Ivy and Bean.

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tdrosebud
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Day 3 #Top20Series #20Series20Days @Andrew65
I think I first got my hands on this book around 3rd grade and have loved it ever since.

Andrew65 A true classic! 2y
EadieB Love 💕 these books too! 2y
Zoes_Human Love these! They're on my list of 20 as well though I've not posted them yet. 2y
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Mistermandolin
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Pickpick

For some, dated. For me, timeless. Lewis denied it was straightforward allegory but the deeper magic is clear.

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Court7
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Audiobook!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I‘m trying a before work walk - kind of excellent as the park is mostly empty! Took this with a fancy power station as the background rather than the usual red postbox...

And another set of postcards are on their way!

FOR ASLAN AND NARNIAAAAAAA!

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bookandcat
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"BECAUSE I'M JESUS!" -Aslan, probably

Thanks R. E. Parrish!

Relevant:
https://youtu.be/f7Tjs6lqIBo

Vansa I didn't know Aslan was a Jesus standin at all, till I read interpretations of it as an adult! 3y
bookandcat @Vansa C S Lewis: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 (I'm jk! 🤣) 3y
Vansa 😂😂😂😂 3y
Basura This is hilarious! 😂 2y
persephone1408 I always tell people that Aslan is the God of Narnia. 13mo
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LondElle89
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Pickpick

This audiobook, narrated by Michael York, was wonderful. It's always nice to revisit a classic and cozy novel. I can't wait to move onto the next book in the series. Also. I highly recommend the audiobooks, they are such fun.

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Eggs
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jmtrivera
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#7Days7Books
Day 3: The first time I read this, I stole it from my father's bookshelf. I snuck through the whole series, then proceeded to read it at least once a year for years.

Krystle13 Love that cover! 3y
jmtrivera @Krystle13 I do too. I think I'm likely to wear these out eventually! 3y
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wideeyedreader
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@SaturnDoo tagged me to post seven books that have impacted me, and here‘s day one! I‘m pretty sure these were the first books I loved #7books7days

Want to join us, @veritysalter?

SaturnDoo Ohhh I ❤ these!!! Thanks for joining in 🙂 3y
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arubabookwoman
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#7days7books Day 4
To a little girl growing up on a tropical island, unable to grasp the concept that outside air could be as cold as a refrigerator, a story about going through an ordinary wardrobe into a snowy land was magical. I never read the rest of the series, though my kids did.
(The other children‘s book that affected me was The Little House on the Prairie series).

Graywacke How interesting about your childhood perception of cold. 3y
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ozma.of.oz
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1. Tagged!
2. Reese‘s peanut butter eggs
3. Nigella (love-in-a-mist)
4. A giant plastic Easter egg

#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

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AkashaVampie
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Here is some funny for today!

#FillAprilWithFunny

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 3y
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Gizmo86
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carmens.library
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Happy day 3 of #owlsreadathonsnaps2020 🦉⚡📚📸 Today's prompt is Time Turner, book you'd love to read for the first time again. Aside from the entire HP series there are three favorites that I would love to be able experience for the first time again, the whole Narnia series, The Lord of the Rings, and A Court of Mist and Fury. What book would you love to be able to read for the first time again?
#magicalreadathon2020 #owlsreadathon2020

OnlyYoo I‘d love to read a court of mist and fury again! ❤️ 3y
Shaneyney I think the Narnia books are the only ones I‘ve read more than three times 3y
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Lcsmcat
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#7days7books Day 3
Seven books that left a deep impression on me and changed me.
@barbwire @Nute Want to play?

tpixie 💕💕💕💕 yes! 3y
Nute Oh, yes! I want to play along. I have to give this challenge some thought first. I think I'll start on Sunday. Thanks for the tag!💕 3y
Graywacke Terrific cover 3y
Lcsmcat @Graywacke This one is actually my husband‘s childhood copy. I think my sister got our copy. 😀 3y
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Michellesibs
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Pickpick

Having not remembered much about the Magicians Nephew, I remembered everything about this book! Such a fab trip down memory lane. I had forgotten how much fun Mr Tumnus is though! Oh to have a dinner party with this one would be the dream.

Its always a risky business doing rereads of your favourite childhood classics but so far this is working out for me. Enjoying these books immensely.

Now to go explore my wardrobe .....

tpixie I have a wardrobe of my grandma‘s. I‘m still hoping ( at 59 yo) to be able to go to Narnia!) 3y
tpixie I need a re- read. I read them in the original order. I should not read them in thethe newer chronological order. 💕💕💕 3y
Chrissyreadit @tpixie I always found it sad that my children never experienced the magic of attempting to go through my grandmas wardrobe❤️ I‘m not sure what happened to it- but I am sure it was never loved the way I loved it. (edited) 3y
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Michellesibs @tpixie @Chrissyreadit I agree so much, everyone should experience the magic of wardrobes regardless of age! I'm all for camping in mine for the next few weeks at least 🤣🤣 3y
tpixie @Chrissyreadit yes!! my youngest would hide in it when she wouldn‘t want to go to taekwondo - but she didn‘t know she almost went to Narnia! Wouldn‘t that have been a surprise! 😂 3y
tpixie @Michellesibs 🥳🤗😂 3y
lahousewyfe The Chronicles of Narnia were my Hogwarts. 3y
Michellesibs @lahousewyfe you've summed that up perfectly! 3y
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hadassajl
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Pickpick

This MF, ALA Notable Book follows the Pevensie children during wartime England in 1940. The youngest, Lucy stumbles upon a wardrobe that leads into another land called Narnia. This book would be great as a RA, which is how I was introduced to the book as a student. contains discussion questions for this book. #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl UDL 3.1, which supplies background knowledge works because you can teach about the blitz in England and WW2. EL 17 which provides contextual support through audio visuals works great as well because you can use clips from the movie to enhance visualization. 3y
DrSpalding The American library association knows a good book when they read it! I like that you included the historical background information! Fun fact or not so fun… My mom lived through the London blitz as a four-year-old. 3y
hadassajl @DrSpalding oh wow!! I‘ve never come across that before! 3y
DrSpalding She was 4. She had to go to preschool wearing a little red gas mask! 😞 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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😂

Mitch I needed to hear that today. Thank you 😘 3y
JessClark78 🖤🖤 3y
Slajaunie 🥰🤣🤣 3y
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Biblionut
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Pickpick

Continuing on in the series.

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jmofo
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Pickpick

Earlier this year I was thinking about ole Lewis. I couldn‘t remember how many of these books I read as a kid. I thought I might read them all this year. 🤷🏻‍♂️ I‘m not a big fantasy fan, but I do love fantasy adjacent stuff.
This book was a jaunt, compared to LOTR & I wonder why it hasn‘t taken off like the potterverse maybe I‘ll find out.
This picture I took while getting carts from the parking lot at work, this is some sloppy winter weather

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OrangeMooseReads
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I can see the “this is an analogy of Christianity”. Whether or not Lewis intended that 🤷‍♀️ and don‘t care. It was well written and developed like Lewis is great at. The characters are fun and the story is a fun fantasy.
I decided I‘m going to read these in publication order as Lewis intended as opposed to what publishers decided long after the fact.

ozma.of.oz Is this your first time reading this series? I adore these books. My dad read them to me when I was a child, and I‘ve reread them several times since then. 3y
Bookwomble I know you don't care, but Lewis definitely did intend the Christian allegory 😇 3y
OrangeMooseReads @ozma.of.oz yes my first time. I have a copy of this I just never got around to reading it. 3y
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OrangeMooseReads @Bookwomble it doesn‘t take away from the fantasy aspect of it. 3y
Bookwomble @OrangeMooseReads No, I quite agree. I find the "message" a bit too heavy-handed at times, and prefer it when Lewis seems more content to simply tell a good story ?? 3y
erank58 I DEF recommend reading these in publication order instead of chronological. The world slowly comes together, and things are revealed gradually. Much more fun :) 3y
megnews The last published which is the first chronologically is my favorite! Then The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. 3y
ozma.of.oz I am so excited for you! Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Horse and His Boy are my favorites! I hope you enjoy them all! 3y
OrangeMooseReads @Bookwomble it‘s very heavy at times especially at the beginning. He was a fantastic story teller. 3y
OrangeMooseReads @erank58 I never even knew that there was any other order until I downloaded this and it shows book 2 and I got confused lol 3y
OrangeMooseReads @ozma.of.oz I‘ve never seen the movies either. Before reading this I only had the gist of of it and don‘t really know the stories in the other books. I‘m excited. 3y
AshleyHoss820 I‘m thinking of re-reading this series since I‘m self-quarantined on Spring Break! 😊 3y
AshleyHoss820 The BBC (I think) did a mini-series with Anjelica Houston as the white witch. I freaking love it. I bought it on DVD and subjected my kids to it. 😂😂😂 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
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My next listen

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KtheBookwyrm
Panpan

For such a short book, it somehow got tedious before the end.

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KtheBookwyrm
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Pretty sure battles are ugly no matter what the soldiers have in their pants...

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marleed
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1. Tagged. I‘ve read three (not in order) - loved them.
2. My first thought is reading so many tween books with my kids. IRL kids with issues - I taught my kids compassion and that there was stuff we just didn‘t know. But characters in a book - full on discussion in ways different from speaking to an IRL situation. I‘m grateful for those book talks.
3. Well Outlanders Jamie will do!

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs #2 👏🏻🤗📚👏🏻💕 3y
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Definitely 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Mtroiano
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Tanisha_A What a beautiful illustration! 😍 @UwannaPublishme and i were just talking about Lewis. 3y
UwannaPublishme 😍👍🏻 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Day 5 of the #30DayBookChallenge is a Favorite classic book. I struggled a bit with this question, because there's ones I love, but when I think of favorite, I think of something that I can always pick up and read. So, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe it is! To this day, it's hard to pass by an old wardrobe without wanting to check it (well, first for boggarts) for passage to Narnia.

mom2bugnbee These are the covers that I own, a set bought for me when I was a child in the late 70's or early 80's 3y
Scochrane26 I actually do have an armoire at home, but unfortunately, it doesn‘t go to Narnia. 😕 3y
Clare-Dragonfly I have this set too 🥰 though I got it in the 90s! 3y
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Mitch
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Settling for an afternoon at the theatre. Last bit of festive fun before work resumes!

wanderinglynn How cool is that?! 3y
Cupcake12 One of my favourite books growing up...could easily lose myself in Narnia! Amazing artwork too! 🌟 3y
LibrarianRyan that is cool 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

A classic for a reason. #elfies #WinterGames #tbrread made into a movie

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