Absolutely love this series!
Always love to return to Narnia. Read it for the second time.
Book #37: Continuing on through my fantasy kick, I decided to hit up one of the hallmarks of children's literature, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. However, I like to read stories in chronological order even if they were not originally written in that order, so I started with the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia series (chronologically)...
Heading back to Missouri from Iowa. Perfect little listen for the trip with my sleepy boys.
This girl finds a magical world, but her siblings think she's crazy and a liar. This continues until one day her brother also finds it, even though he keeps calling her a liar because he's planning on selling out his siblings for candy. They then all wander in the snow a lot until the lion breathes on stuff and defeats the evil witch. Also, this all takes place in a closet.
My Dear Lucy,
I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
(Continued in comment)
Good morning! 🌞 My assignment today is to read The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. I remember reading this when I was really little and literally trying to push the wall of my closet out. I think I woke my mom up one night because I was rummaging around and clashing the hangers together. Sorry, mom! I was just trying to get some Turkish delight. 🤣🤷🏻♀️
Beautiful and scary
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, 1950. This novel tells of a beautiful world away from reality, full of adventure and color. The story happens in the middle of the war and while the world the siblings find in the story is real, it really represents the world many of the real children during that time wished they could go to.
📚 Tagged!! I really wanted to read this, found it on sale while hanging out with @Wife who politely told me “Umm Kenya, I‘m pretty sure that‘s not the first one” 😅 lol
🎥 The Lion King, of course
🎵 Can‘t be Tamed 😎♥️ by Miley Cyrus 🤣
Jadis, or the White Witch, as she is known over Narnia. Not only she magically forced Narnia into a 100-year state of frozen snow and ice, she was a cold and evil ruler.
(illustration from Sibella‘s Art).
A schoolyard joke which made me chuckle 😀🚪👭👬🦁
#SpringintoReading - Day 1
The ‘Turkish Delight‘ scene where the White Witch quite literally *sweet* talks Edmund into sharing information about his siblings and asks him to bring them to see her ❄️🍬
“...and the more he ate the more he wanted to eat, and he never asked himself why the Queen should be so inquisitive”.
Michael York‘s narration was delightful. 😁
I have been revisiting some of my childhood favorites.
What I have noticed this time around is that even though I would call this juvenile fiction it is really quite deep and sophisticated. The passage where Aslan‘s instructs to Peter to wipe his sword stood out to me as if for the first time. Lots of thinking during this re-read.
This was always a favorite of mine and still holds so much of the magic and wonder I remember from my childhood. ❤️
C.S. Lewis's first installment of the Chronicles of Narnia is "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (F). Known to many through Disney's film adaptation, Lewis's lovable characters and compelling plot are a great opportunity for RA.