Flashback Friday celebrates books from our past - anything published more than 5 years ago counts!
I love this because it's not only the new releases that deserve our attention.
This week I'm going back -waaaaay back- to when I was a very young reader. The Chronicles of Narnia were probably the first high fantasy novels I ever read and I was in love from the very beginning. The adventures of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy in this first book kept me enthralled and excited. Four kids on a mission in a strange and wonderful land, talking animals, danger and intrigue - I just wanted to open my own wardrobe and be able to dive into Narnia.
Who else was a CS Lewis fan?
|first published October 16th 1950|
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
'They say Aslan is on the move. Perhaps he has already landed,' whispered the Beaver. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delightful strain of music had just floated by. And Lucy got that feeling when you realize it's the beginning of summer. So, deep in the bewitched land of Narnia, the adventure begins.
They opened a door and entered a world--Narnia--the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Lucy is the first to stumble through the back of the enormous wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old country house, discovering the magic world beyond. At first, no one believes her. But soon Edmund, Peter and Susan, too, discover the magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. And in the blink of an eye, they are changed forever.