Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis, is the second book in the reading order of the Chronicles of Narnia series. This story is about four siblings: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie. These four mistakenly discover a world called Narnia after hiding inside an old wardrobe. We learned of the origin of this wardrobe in The Magician's Nephew. What started out as a harmless curiosity of the wintery white world, becomes a search for Edmund as he strays from the group and befriends the White Witch. The other three Pevensie siblings, with the help of unusual creatures, learn of the secrets, prophecies, and legends in the land of Narnia.

This is C.S. Lewis' first book written in the Narnia series and easily the most entertaining. It has betrayal, exciting fight scenes, typical sibling rivalry, and awesome imaginative adventures. I hope I can read it to all of my classes.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe movie was a wonderful adaptation from the book. I recommend that everyone see the film after reading it.

--Mr. Riedl