Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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

Late this month each branch will celebrate Family Literacy Day with a reading marathon. Hopefully lots of you will participate by dropping by and listening for a few minutes or sign up for one of the reading slots. Check the website for information. Each branch will be holding a draw for the collector edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.

So, that’s the book I’m highlighting this week. C. S. Lewis first published The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in 1950. While playing hide and seek, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy accidentally enter the land of Narnia, which has been turned into a frozen snow-covered land by the evil White Witch. The only hope is for Aslan, the great lion to return and break the spell. The interesting, tension-filled plot and endearing characters make it a favourite for children. Themes of love, sacrifice, and redemption are easily recognized and provide a good basis for a literary discussion with children.

The Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe is the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Reader have been enjoying this series for decades and we are sure they will continue to do so.

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