The Magician's Nephew

Written by C.S. Lewis
Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Reviewed by Sadye H (age 10)

This story is about two children named Polly and Digory. They liked to explore their homes. They go through a tunnel and find themselves in Digory's Uncle Andrew's study. Uncle Andrew has these rings and convinces Polly to touch a yellow ring, and she disappears, so Digory has to go after her. Then before Digory knows it, he's in a wood. He finds Polly and they go to a world called Charn. They meet a woman named Jadis, and she wants to take over Polly and Digory's world. Well, Digory's mother was sick, and from the new world, Narnia, he brings her back a silver apple, so she can get better. Will everything go okay? Will Digory's mother get well? Read the book to find out!!

My favorite part of the book is when the animals think that Uncle Andrew is a tree. They think that trees need water so they spit on him. It is really funny because later, trees start to grow around him! So Polly and Digory have to pull him out of the cage of trees. That is my favorite part.

I think this book is like another book I've read called Halloweird because there is a lot of adventure and action. I think that because in Halloweird these two boys are trying to stop aliens to invade the world. It makes me think of that too, because the boys go into the alien's world, and Polly and Digory go to Narnia.

There is a series about it, but I've only read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. They are the same because in this book, Digory is a child, and in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Digory is a professor. There are also a lot of connections. For example, the lamppost is there, Aslan comes to Narnia, etc. I can't name all of it because there is so much, but you'll know what I mean when you read both of the books.

I liked the book a lot because there was a lot of adventure. It was fun reading the book with the class. We enjoyed reading it. Some parts were scary, and some parts were cool. I still liked the book a lot, though.

I would recommend this book for anyone who likes adventure. I think that because this book has lots of adventures with Polly and Digory. I hope if you read this book, you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Sadye H is a student in Ms. Green's 5th Grade Class
2005-2006