Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kernel's Library: Experience The Wonders (And Dangers) Of The Land Of Narnia

The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis Book 00045: The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis

- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew

First Publication:
- 1955 by The Bodley Head

- The book was the sixth book published in The Chronicles of Narnia series, but is the first in the chronology of the Narnia novels' fictional universe.
- Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media currently retain the option to make The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew in the future. This is most likely book to be adapted next to Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

- ALA Notable Children’s Book

The thing about this book is that it's a children's book that adults will surely love. The universe created by C. S. Lewis is so stunning that readers kept coming back to it. This is where all the Narnian adventure begins.

"Narnia ... where Talking Beasts walk ... where a witch waits ... where a new world is about to be born.

"On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible ...

Digory and Polly are tricked by Digory's Uncle Andrew, a bumbling yet malevolent self-taught magician, to become part of an experiment. When they touch Uncle Andrew's magic rings however, they are sent into the Woods between the Worlds where they can enter many other worlds through the pools that scatters around the area. There they discover magical beings that are only known as myth in the world we live in.

Their exploration brings them to a crumbling palace with ruins of an ancient capital city called Charn. In this place they will find great statues that line up the hall and when Digory rings a bell it awakens the last of the statues, that of the evil Queen Jadis. They witness how bad the evil Queen is, forcing them to flee back to London...

But lo, The Queen has followed them to London and brings havoc and discord wherever she goes. Digory and Polly must do something. While trying to save London from the evil Queen Jadis, they are unfortunately brought back to Narnia.

Will they be able to save London? Has the Queen finally ruined London? What will happen now? The answers lie within the pages of this wonderful book....

Grade: A