In 2003, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was ninth in the BBC's Big Read, the biggest ever survey among adults of popular fiction. That a 'children's book' should be in the top 10 proved to any doubters that C.S. Lewis's fantasy stories have the magic to engage even the most hardened adults. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film franchise of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. A second film is already in development. the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Read what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour once more some of the best-loved stories ever written.
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.
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.
Now you can bring the world of Narnia to life with this lavish first collection of The Narnia Paper Dolls. This beautifully designed set includes eight full-color cardstock paper dolls -- Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy, Mr. Tumnus, Aslan, the White Witch, and even Mr. Beaver -- and numerous outfits for each character. There are two background scenes as well as a cutout wardrobe and even the evil White Witch's winter sledge! A retelling of the original story is also included so that children can re-create the adventures of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This is a wonderful introduction to the magical world of Narnia.