Synopses & Reviews
A captivating adventure story for fans of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass.
Something is wrong in the house Lin's family rented. The clocks tick too slowly. Frost covers the flowerbed, even in a rain storm. And when a secret key marked "Twistrose" arrives for her, Lin finds in a crack in the cellar and unlocks a gate to the world of Sylver. This frozen realm is the home of every dead animal who ever loved a child. Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with Rufus, the pet she buried under the rosebush. But together they must find the missing Winter Prince in order to save Sylver from destructionand#133;and theyand#8217;re not the only ones hunting for the Prince.
Exhilarating suspense and unforgettable characters await the readers of this magical adventure, destined to become a classic.
and#147;This jewel of a story will capture your heart and your imaginationand#133;Readers should take their time and read with care to fully grasp and decipher the fresh mythology of the land of Sylver. Itand#8217;ll leave you gasping, laughing, and maybe shedding a tear or two.and#8221; and#151;The New York Journal of Books
"Beguiling.and#8221;and#151;New York Times Book Review
and#147;This debut novel will captivate readersand#133;Fantasy that evokes the classics of yore and stands proudly among them.and#8221; and#151;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Rave reviews for The Twistrose Key
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
and#8220;This jewel of a story will capture your heart and your imaginationand#8230;Readers should take their time and read with care to fully grasp and decipher the fresh mythology of the land of Sylver. Itand#8217;ll leave you gasping, laughing, and maybe shedding a tear or two.and#8221; and#8212;The New York Journal of Books
and#8220;Beguiling.and#8221; and#8212;New York Times Book Review
and#8220;This debut novel will captivate readersand#8230;Fantasy that evokes the classics of yore and stands proudly among them.and#8221; and#8212;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
and#8220;This book is pure magic. I want to live in it.and#8221; and#8212;Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy
and#8220;This debut novel has Narnian charm and troll-fire high adventure. Iand#8217;ve never read anything quite like it, and I hope Tone Almhjell writes many more books for me to fall in love with.and#8221; and#8212;Erin Bow, author of Plain Kate
and#8220;Children entranced by animal tales and in love with snowy fantasy lands will delight in Linand#8217;s magical journey and triumphant determination.and#8221; and#8212;Booklist
and#8220;Her story feels complete even as the world of Sylver contains enough unexplored territory to invite subsequent volumes.and#8221; and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"[An] entertaining coming-of-age fantasy . . .this is a solid debut for anthropologist Jobin, who steers clear of genre clichés while offering up a refreshingly metaphysical take on magic, a believably dark setting filled with unusual threats, and a seductive and manipulative villain."--Publishers Weekly
"Jobin combines elements of suspense and mystery with a pervasive sense of impending doom in this opening volume of this trilogy."--SLJ
"The Nethergrim itself is indeed the stuff of nightmares, and Jobin judiciously doles out details about it, heightening suspense further . . . Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel"--BCCB
They open a door and enter a world.
Narnia...the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...the place where the adventure begins.
Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia.
But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.
An ALA Notable Book
One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century (School Library Journal)
They open a door and enter a world.
A beautiful paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
, book two in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia
. This edition features cover art by three time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner, and interior black-and-white illustrations by the series' original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and 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.
Open the door and enter a new world! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been captivating readers of all ages with a magical land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to discover more about Narnia, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
The Next Great Fantasy Epic is here! For fans of Ranger's Apprentice and the Chronicles of Narnia.
Everyone in Moorvale believes the legend: The brave knight Tristan and the famed wizard Vithric, in an epic battle decades ago, had defeated the evil Nethergrim and his minions. To this day, songs are sung and festivals held in the heroes' honor. Yet now something dark has crept over the village. First animals disappear, their only remains a pile of bones licked clean. Then something worse: children disappear. The whispers begin quietly yet soon turn into a shout: The Nethergrim has returned! Edmunds brother is one of the missing, and Edmund knows he must do something to save his life. But what? Though a student of magic, he struggles to cast even the simplest spell. Still, he and his friends swallow their fear and set out to battle an ancient evil whose powers none of them can imagine. They will need to come together--and work apart--in ways that will test every ounce of resolve.
About the Author
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity
, Out of the Silent Planet
, The Great Divorce
, The Screwtape Letters
, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over one hundred million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.