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In 2000, we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the book that first introduced millions of readers---young and old---to the magical land of Narnia. Now the timeless story of four English schoolchildren and their magnificent discovery is presented here in a special large-print edition, perfect for reading aloud. Parents who grew up with Narnia will now be able to read about Aslan, the Pevensie children, and the others with their own children in an easy-to-share format.The land of Narnia is now available to a whole new generation of readers to treasure, enjoy, and pass on yet again.
They open a door and enter a world
Narnia...a land frozen in eternal winter...a country waiting to be set free.
Four 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 first published volume of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has continued to capture the hearts and minds of generations of readers since it first appeared in 1949. The book's story, characters, and ideas have been a constant source of entertainment, meaning, and wisdom for millions of fans.
Now, for the first time, this timeless adventure is available in enlarged type for visually impaired readers. This edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is further enhanced by striking new cover art by Cliff Nielsen, which captures the book's resonance with readers of all ages.
A best-selling book in an easy-to-read large print format
About the Author
Clive Staples Lewis, was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898. As a child, he was fascinated by the fairy tales, myths, and ancient legends recounted to him by his Irish nurse. The image of a faun carrying parcels and an umbrella in a snowy wood came to him when he was sixteen. Many years later, the faun was joined by an evil queen and a magnificient lion. Their story became The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe.
Six further Chronicles of Narnia
followed, and the final title, The Last Battle,
was awarded the United Kingdom's prestigious Carnegie Award.
Lewis was Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, and later was Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, where he remained until his death in 1963. He wrote numerous books of literary criticism and on Christianity, the best-knowing being The Screwtape Letters, as well as four novels for adults. The seven books of The Chronicles of Narnia were his only works for children.