Comments: This book REALLY holds up well. I read it as a child and enjoyed it, but didn’t remember a lot of the details. Then I listened to the audiobook with my kids (ages 4, 6, and 8) and we were all completely enthralled. It is so well-written. The story is captivating. The characters are relatable. It is full of emotion. I honestly am having trouble thinking of a book that our family has enjoyed more.
The story is about 4 siblings (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) who accidentally discover the magical land of Narnia by traveling through an old piece of furniture. The land is ruled by an evil White Witch. One of the children is initially seduced by the White Witch, but in the end good triumphs over evil. With the help of a majestic and noble lion named Aslan as well as their friends in Narnia, the children are able to defeat the evil queen. The battle scenes towards the end are both gripping and moving.
I’m not usually a fan of movies relative to books, but this Disney one is really well done. My entire family enjoyed it. I’m excited to read the rest of the series and watch the other movies as well.
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