Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Book Review

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

This first of The Chronicles of Narnia is fantasy, but it's also a bildugsroman, and a quadruple bildugsroman at that--all four protagonists grow and learn about themselves through the course of the story. And another central character recognizes their progress and sums it up for them in a brief, memorable description.
This book is an exciting read for anyone, but young people will learn a bit at the first of the book about evacuee children in World War II-era England and the people who took them in.

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