Friday, 6 September 2013
Book Review: The Magician's Nephew - C.S.Lewis
Review - I don't usually review children's books but I decided as I hadn't read this series as a child myself, I would read them in my later years. I have read them all to my own children over the years and in spite of OH and I reading them in turns, with three children I have probably read all the books once already.
I was brought up on Enid Blyton, Heidi, Peter Pan and fairytales. The sort of books that 'nice gels' should read! Apart from reading The Hobbit in primary school, fantasy was not encouraged at home. I was determined that my own children should be encouraged to read all sorts of books suitable, of course, for their specific age at the time. However, I am now making up for lost time and catching up with C.S.Lewis.
The Magician's Nephew is a short book and as it states on the tin, it sets the scene for The Chronicles of Narnia. Here we get to hear how the magic wardrobe came into being. We meet Aslan and get to learn about Narnia and their newly appointed King and Queen. Of course, we meet Queen Jadis who comes back again and again throughout the series. All good fun! A must read for youngsters without a shadow of a doubt. 4*