The Magician's Nephew

Written by C.S. Lewis
Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Reviewed by Ophelia S (age 11)

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A young boy named Digory meets a young girl named Polly and they become good friends. Digory and Polly like to spend their time exploring houses and one day they stumble into the wrong door. They find themselves in Uncle Andrew's study were he tricks Polly into wearing a magic ring that takes her to another world, and Digory quickly goes after her. In one of the worlds they meet an evil witch named Jadis who gets out of her world and into theirs. Digory and Polly must find a way to get the evil witch back to her home, but how? Digory and Polly discover a new land, Narnia, and Digory hopes to heal his sick mother from the fruit of the youthful land. Will Jadis get back to her home? Will Digory's mother get better? Read to find out.

I thought the book was great. I really liked it. It was a very fun but serious book. It's a great cliff hanger and there is something new on every page. It's something that will keep you reading.

The character that I found the most interesting is Uncle Andrew. I found him interesting because he seemed very secretive and doesn't really explain much, like how he became a magician. Something special about the book is it is very realistic. I say that because it tells what the kids think and it has questions real kids would ask. My favorite part is when Jadis came to our world and thought she was queen. I thought it was funny how she ordered around the towns' people.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and magic. People ages 8 and up should read this book.

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