The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

Author Lewis, C. S.
Language English
Publisher
Bath: Galaxy, 2009




Annotation:

Reading level: 5.



Subjects :

  • Fantasy drama, English
  • Narnia (Imaginary place)
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Pictorial works
  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • Fairy tales

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Best Books :

  • Educators' Top 100 Children's Books, 2007 NEA Survey
  • Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 California Department of Education
  • Best of Book Sense From the First Five Years, 1999-2004 Book Sense
  • Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 Bank Street College of Education
  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 H.W. Wilson
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 H.W. Wilson
  • Notable Children's Books, 1940-1954 ALSC American Library Association

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Voice of Youth Award, 2006-2007 First Place United States

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Voice of Youth Award, 2006-2007; Nominee Illinois
  • 3 Apples Book Award, 2007; Finalist New York
  • Wisconsin Battle of the Books, 2006; Booklist Wisconsin

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0060290110
HarperCollinsPublishers ([New York]:) 2000.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points 1


9780060530839, 0060530839
HarperCollins Pub. (New York NY:) 2003.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 6


9780060234812, 0060234822, 9780060234829, 0060234814
HarperCollins (New York:) 1994.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 6

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 9


0060765496, 9780060765484, 0060765488, 9780060765491, 9780060765460
HarperEntertainment (New York:) 2005.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 9


9780064409421, 0064409422
Harper Trophy ([New York]:) 2000.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 9


9780020442202, 0020442203
Macmillan (New York:) 1950.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 6


0590254766
Scholastic Books (New York:) 1978.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 940
Accelerated Reader Points

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Reviews :

Midwest Book Review (Children's Bookwatch, June 2003)
The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe is the feature-length, live action, DVD movie adaptation of C. S. Lewis' timeless and classic novel for children. When a group of young people stumble through a gate to another world disguised as an aging and ordinary wardrobe in a countryside English estate, they find themselves caught up in a land frozen in a permanent winter and ruled by an evil witch. With the aid of each other, and the wisdom of the Great Lion Aslan, they must battle to protect this strange new world of Narnia and find their way home. An exciting and superbly produced BBC movie, and enhanced with an interactive trivia game for kids; an excerpt on C.S. Lewis from the BBC television literary magazine "Bookworm"; a photographic stills gallery; and even a recipe for "Turkish Delight", This DVD edition will appeal to adults as well as children -- and make a very popular addition to personal, family, school, and community library collections. 169 minutes. The Library Video/DVD Shelf ...., Home Vision Entertainment, $24.95 . n/a
(PUBLISHER: $24.95 ., PUBLISHED: Home Vision Entertainment)

Annabel Gibb (Books for Keeps No. 114, January 1999)
This large format picture-book, lavishly illustrated in rich colours, has been produced to celebrate C S Lewis's centenary and is, in the publisher's words, intended to 'delight younger children'. The illustrations include soft charcoaly pencil drawings, atmospheric landscapes and larger-than-life double spreads, in full colour, of the main events and characters, evidently derived from photographs and thus realistic rather than impressionistic, and very much in the modern idiom. Adult reaction to this may be that little is left to the imagination compared with Pauline Baynes's stylised vignettes in the original edition. However, my eight-year-old daughter (who has read the original several times) was enchanted by the realism of this new edition. The text has been heavily abridged. Using Lewis's words but altering their context by omitting large amounts in between reduces the text to a bare sequence of events -- no room here for the emotional or spiritual content which is surely the point of the book, nor for Lewis's avuncular, confiding story-telling style. 'It'd be all right for a six-year-old' was my daughter's dismissive comment -- and she had noticed particular omissions that she felt mattered. Of course, that is O.K. -- the book is aimed at younger readers, after all. But is it really O.K.? The spiritual nourishment inherent in Lewis's original resonates particularly with children of nine and over, sophisticated enough to deal with deeper thoughts and less realistic illustration. So why offer it in this watered-down version to younger ones? One might argue that many children will not read it in full anyway, and might as well meet it at six in this abridged form. I am not so sure. Early and inappropriate exposure may put off as many potential readers as it invites. Category: 5-8 Infant/Junior. Rating: *** (Good). ...., Collins, 48pp, £12.99 hbk. Ages 5 to 8.
(PUBLISHER: Collins (London:), PUBLISHED: 1998.)

Jessie Grearson (Audiofile, February/March 2004)
This production of C.S. Lewis's classic is top-notch from start to finish. Listeners will be absorbed from the story's introduction to its triumphant end. Excellent interplay between dialogue and narration brings Lewis's story to life, and well-selected sound effects add depth: You can feel Narnia unfurl around you with the sounds of creaking doors, crackling fires, and sleigh bells. Most astonishing of all is the ability of the four children acting the main parts. Individually their voices are engaging and precise; together they work seamlessly to produce real dialogues with perfect timing and fully realized characters. A word of warning: This production is so strong that the witch is frightening and Aslan's sacrifice truly chilling. Parents should listen to help their children through the scary parts; they too will be richly rewarded by this classic tale. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine Audio Program. 1999, Tyndale House/ Focus on the Family, Two cassettes, 2 hrs., Trade Ed., $18.97, Two CDs, $18.97. Ages 4 to adult.
(PUBLISHER: Focus on the Family:Released by Tyndale House Publishers ([Colorado Springs CO]:), PUBLISHED: p1998.)

Yuri Rasovsky (Audiofile, October/November 2002)
Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with BILLY BUDD and DEAD AIR.]--American religious organizations have long embraced radio drama as a vehicle for their messages. Now comes Focus on the Family, syndicating a variety of plays to religious stations on the low end of the FM dial, and now offering them on CD. Produced overseas, these are professional handsome offerings, with didacticism nearly invisible. Father Gilbert, a Scotland Yard detective turned Anglican minister, fights crime like any other shamus, only his perpetrators lurk in the bowels of hell. In DEAD AIR, while appearing on a "chat show," Gilbert receives a chilling phone call that appears connected to a set of murders. It turns out that he is the intended victim, his soul coveted by demons. It's a bit like PBS's "Mystery" series with a soupon of FAUST. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and BILLY BUDD are faithful and endearing versions of C.S. Lewis and Melville, respectively. The former, first published in 1950, derives from Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, a series of sophisticated children's allegorical fantasies set in the mythical kingdom of Narnia. The author was a scholar as well as a writer and religious apologist. The latter presents the often dramatized allegory of good, evil, and self-sacrifice on the high seas of human destiny. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine Audio Program. 2002 (orig. 1950), Focus on the Family/ Tyndale House, One cassettes, 1.5 hrs., Retail pak, $16.97, Two CDs, $18.97. Ages 4 to adult.
(PUBLISHER: Focus on the Family:Released by Tyndale House Publishers ([Colorado Springs CO]:), PUBLISHED: p1998.)

Paul E. Ferrari (Audiofile, April/May 2001)
The only thing better than exploring Narnia with your children is having Michael York do it with you. With his precise, but lively, British accent, he eases listeners into the mysterious world hidden behind the wardrobe. There the suspense and tension mount as Lucy meets Tumnus and Edmund the White Witch. With flawless accuracy York seems to sense the very timbre of the White Witch's horrible voice and the anguish of the kind faun, Mr. Tumnus. York knows, as well, how excited the children are at coming upon Mr. and Mrs. Beaver at the very moment the forest has become so mysterious and they need some sensible friends to help them; later still we hear the gentle power of Aslan, as well as his fury. Michael York gives to each an unforgettable vocal characterization that will surely live in our children's memories as the Grinch or Scrooge lives in ours. P.E.F. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 2000 (orig. 1950), Harper Children's Audio, Three cassettes, 4 hrs., Retail pak, $24.00.
(PUBLISHER: Harper Audio ;distributed by Recorded Books (New York:) (Prince Frederick Md.:), PUBLISHED: p2000.)

Marilyn Courtot (Children's Literature)
Published nearly five decades ago, Lewis' fantasy (which is part of The Chronicles of Narnia) has recently been reissued with new full color plates by the original illustrator. The deluxe edition with its large type on cream color pages will introduce kids to the captivating story of Lucy, Peter, Susan, and Edmund who step through the wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia. There, they battle against the evil White Witch and her minions and free Narnia from everlasting winter. The world with its talking creatures is entirely believable, as are the siblings who must overcome their own failings to become the heroes and heroines of Narnia. The color plates in muted tones, along with inset black and white illustrations throughout the text, make this book a real keepsake. 1997 (orig. 1950), HarperCollins, $24.95 and $24.89. Ages 8 up.
(PUBLISHER: HarperCollinsPublishers (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1997.)

Anne Marie Pace (Children's Literature)
C.S. Lewis' novel was first published in 1950 and has earned its place as a classic for its delightful, magical characters and its adventurous plot. Four siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, have been evacuated to the English countryside to escape the air raids in London during World War II. While playing hide-and-seek, Lucy heads into and through an enchanted wardrobe and discovers a place where it is always winter--Narnia, a land ruled by the evil White Witch. Soon, Edmund follows Lucy into the magical world and meets the White Witch, who feeds him enchanted Turkish Delight. She asks him to bring his brother and sisters to her, hoping to prevent the children, the so-called Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve, from taking their places on the four thrones at Cair Paravel; according to prophecy, this event will end her reign as queen of Narnia. With the arrival and self-sacrifice of the lion, Aslan, Edmund is freed to take his place on the throne and Narnia is liberated from the tyranny of the White Witch. The text of this picture book edition, abridged from the original, includes the basics of the story. Unfortunately, as in many abridgments, too much of Lewis' own language is omitted. The illustrations, both black-and-white and full color, are at their best when picturing the faces of the children but are less successful at conveying the settings and the magic of the world of Narnia. 1998 (orig. 1950), HarperCollins Publishers, $7.99. Ages 5 to 8.
(PUBLISHER: HarperCollinsPublishers ([New York]:), PUBLISHED: 2000.)

Candace Deisley (Children's Literature)
Here is the first volume (but the second in sequence) of the classic The Chronicles of Narnia, but in a new format that the publisher calls a ‘gift edition.’ The larger size (8 ¾ x 11 ¼”) will make it more appealing to younger children, especially those who are lucky enough to be listeners. And the illustrations we remember from the 1950 Macmillan edition, newly colored by the artist, maintain their charm which will gain the series new fans. The story of the children who visit the land on the other side of the old wardrobe is enchanting, of course: younger sister Lucy climbs into the wardrobe at the kind professor’s home in the country where the children are sent to stay. She climbs out the other side into a clearing covered with snow, and populated by fauns and centaurs, and the beautiful but wicked White Witch. This introduction to the series is highly recommended for all collections. 1997 (orig. 1950), HarperCollins, $19.99. Ages 6 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Pub. (New York NY:), PUBLISHED: [2003?] c1998.)

Tammy (BookHive (www.bookhive.org))
When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy go to stay with the Professor in the country because of the War, they must amuse themselves. One rainy day, when they are wandering through the old house, Lucy goes inside a wardrobe to feel the soft fur coats. As she moves among the coats, something strange happens. She finds herself in a dark woods and meets Mr. Tumnus, a faun, who invites her to his house for tea. When Lucy goes back and tries to explain to her sister and brothers, they don't believe her. It isn't until the children duck in the wardrobe to hide from the housekeeper that they together discover the magic of Narnia and meet Aslan, the Lion who is working to save Narnia from the White Witch. Will the children be able to help Aslan triumph? Category: Adventure; Classics; Fantasy. Grade Level: Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 1950, HarperCollins. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: HarperCollins (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1994.)

Robyn Gioia (Children's Literature)
I had my teacher hat on when I read this book aloud to my fourth-grade students. It had been twenty years since reading the series in college and the experience was even more delightful this time around. I would even say magical. For those not familiar with the plot, a group of four children find themselves embroiled in a fight of good verses evil in a land called Narnia. An evil witch has cast a spell over Narnia, causing winter to appear year round until Aslan the Lion appears. To make matters worse, the witch uses her magic wand to turn subjects into stone if they displease her. I have read some criticism about the language being dated and the voice of a storyteller taking the reader out of the story. My opinion happens to be quite to the contrary. The “dated” language was very charming and added a touch of British culture to the story. We chuckled over the rich assortment of slang words and metaphors. Interestingly enough, most students understood the gist behind the words without any explanation. They could even correlate it to phrases common today. The storyteller voice was interesting. Parentheses appear in the middle of many sentences, as the author whispers little details on the side. It was odd at first until we adjusted to the style, and then we rather enjoyed the sidebars. If there is one comment to make, it is the author’s penchant for never-ending sentences. I had to quickly abandon the practice of only taking a breath at commas. The logical debate present in the dialog contrasted nicely to the gentle storytelling. The book has depth and merits the attention it has been given. 2000 (orig.1950), HarperCollins, $8.99. Ages 8 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Harper Trophy ([New York]:), PUBLISHED: 2000.)

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Publication Details:

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Bath: Galaxy, 2009

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London: Collins Picture Books, 2002

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[Colorado Springs CO]: Focus on the Family:, 1998

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