The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Written by C.S. Lewis
Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Reviewed by Aimee P. (age 10)

This book is adventurous, it is mostly about 4 children named Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. They are in this place where them and a man are the only ones living in a tall house. On their first day there they decide they better explore if they will be living in that place. Lucy, the smallest child of all the kids, sees a room practically empty except for a wardrobe. She decides to see what is in the wardrobe. She sees nothing but coats. She goes deeper. She feels breeze. She sees white flakes falling. She looks up. It was looking foggy. She goes further. She can't see well and she bumps into a post. Lucy had to explore. She also bumps into a faun. The faun's name is Mr. Tumnus. He invites her to a cup of tea. He tells her that she is in the magical world of Narnia. There is someone who is searching for Adam & Eve's children to make revenge because Adam once married to a lady named Lilith, known as her mother. Will she find Lucy and her siblings? To find out you should read this extravagant book.

I really got lost in the book and enjoyed it. The characters are fascinating. Edmund was making fun of Lucy because she said that she had gone into the magical land of Narnia. He was really being mean to Lucy. He had gone into the land and he figured that the land opened only when it was raining. I thought that was so cool. The lion in the story was brave and helped the kids. My favorite character was the lion named Aslan. The part I most liked was when the witches spell begins to break. The reason I like this part is because it was always winter and now it was starting to be spring.

I recommend this book to people who like the Chronicles of Narnia By C.S Lewis. I also recommend this book to whoever likes fantasy and adventures and suspense. This book is good for 4&5 graders that read at a high level. But besides that I recommend it to everyone. I really enjoyed it and I think you will too.

Aimee P. is a student in Mrs. Vigil's 5th Grade Class
2002-2003