The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Celebration of the First Edition (Hardcover)

By C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
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This hardcover edition, featuring the original jacket art and black-and-white illustrations by Pauline Baynes, allows readers to celebrate the book that started it all. In 1950, C. S. Lewis introduced the world to Narnia and its unforgettable characters. Over sixty years later, readers of all ages are still enchanted by the magical series.

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.

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 for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to journey back to Narnia, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898 1963) was a professor at Oxford and Cambridge. An atheist until he was 30, he is remembered as a Christian apologist who expressed the great truths of his faith with penetrating logic and winsome wit. Lewis wrote more than forty books, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061715051
ISBN-10: 0061715050
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: October 27th, 2009
Pages: 172
Language: English
Series: Chronicles of Narnia