Saturday, February 2, 2013

Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew

Wow, has it really been over 3 months since I last posted?  Yikes!  Sorry :(  A lot has happened since then.  My "part time" job scheduled me for way more than part time hours, and there's been a couple new additions to the bookworm family (one canine, one human). :)  Here's hoping I'll be able to post more regularly than every 3 months, although I won't guarantee every week.
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Title:  The Magician's Nephew
Author:  C. S. Lewis
Series:  The Chronicles of Narnia
Approximate Reading Level:  7th grade

Summary:  In The Magician's Nephew, readers see how Narnia began.  Digory and Polly, two young children living in London, England, are sent on an incredible journey by Digory's uncle.  They visit an in-between place, a world between worlds.  From here, they visit a world much older than their own, and a world much younger than their own.  A danger is brought into the new world of Narnia, but Aslan is forgiving, and allows Digory and Polly to bring back some magic into their own world.

Review:  C. S. Lewis is a wonderful writer, and his fantasy worlds come alive.  He often talks directly to the reader, bringing him into the story.  Uncle Andrew uses the word "dem" several times, a variation of "damn" in C. S. Lewis' time.  In another scene, one character objects to the "harsh language" used by another.  However, the language used is no longer "harsh."  Good morals, regarding stealing and lying, are well represented.

****Four stars

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