The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by C. S. Lewis


Reviewed by Ruby

Four children go to the countryside to escape the war and stumble into another world. (Psst it's Narnia). There it has been winter for years, but no Christmas, because the Evil Queen has taken over Narnia. And Peter, Susan, Ed and Lucy are destined to stop her.

Peter and Susan are all for returning home, but Lucy won't hear of it because her friend the fawn is missing, as is Ed. Realizing that Ed has been tricked by the Queen, they head for Aslan's camp, because the Great Lion is returning. The closer he gets to Narnia, the less power the Queen has and the snow begins to melt and who should show up by Santa!

With the help of Aslan the children get Ed back, defeat the Queen and ascend the thrones, becoming the Great Kings and Queens. On a hunt, years later, they stumble back through the wardrobe, and are children once again.

I remember liking this book a lot more when I was younger. Maybe I'm remembering the BBC movie.  I must have watched that movie a dozen times.

I was able to ignore the religious connotations when I read it. Now, going over the story again, I don't know how I did it. I'm not very religious, or at all really, but I was still able to enjoy the book. He couldn't have made it more obvious with all that 'Son of Adam', 'Daughter of Eve', stuff. I mean, they are in another world, how are they supposed to know who Adam and Eve are? Why was Santa there? Was anyone else disturbed over the fact that Santa gave the children weapons? 

Grade: C