Date Completed: August 15, 2007
Publication Year: 2001
Part of The Chronicles of Narnia
Owned Prior to 2007
Reason for Reading: After watching A Bridge to Terabithia last night, I was in the mood for another sort of thing in the same vein, so I decided a reread of some of The Chronicles of Narnia was in order because I used to do so every year, but never have since I started blogging.
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.This is probably my favourite and most read of the series. I was so happy when the series sort of got resurrected when the new movie came out because I had been enjoying the series for years. It was nice to see a new audience taking the time to read it. Now they are going to make all the books into movies, something that has never been done before, so I am sure this series will get all the recognition it needs. It is just sad that it took a movie to get people reading, but at least they are reading!
I am not sure I really need to tell people what happens in it, the book has been reviewed on several blogs in the last few years and a lot of people have seen the movie. This book is just one of my early childhood memories. I think this is one of my first chapterbooks, actually. Mind you, I no longer have my old editions, a few years ago I bought the book that has all the novels in it so I could read them more easily. So, as you can see, I have always loved fantasy. From the time I was very young it was one of my most favourite things to read.
So, instead of me rehashing the plot, what's your favourite childhood 'chapter book'? Have you read it since then, and if so, was it as good or did you find yourself wondering what on earth you ever found in it? This one is probably mine, so obviously I have read it since and obviously I still read it from time to time. Great book.