Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of four adventurous children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie, who have been evacuated to the English countryside in 1940 following the outbreak of World War II. They discover a wardrobe in Professor Digory Kirke's house that leads to the magical land of Narnia. Narnia is a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, and giants. Unfortunately, it has been frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. The arrival of the children, with the return of the Great Lion Aslan , gives Narnia hope for liberation . . . but with a great sacrifice.
The Narnia Chronicles, first published in 1950, have been and remain some of the most enduringly popular ever published. The best known, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, has been translated into 29 languages! The illustrations in this book have been coloured by the original artist, Pauline Baynes. ***Contains Colour Images**
An ordinary game of hide-and-seek leads to the discovery of a lifetime for four children, and readers can relive the adventure of the live-action film with this storybook that includes photos from the movie on every page.