The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

By C. S. Lewis

A appealing paperback version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, publication within the vintage fable sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia. This version beneficial properties hide artwork through 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner, and inside black-and-white illustrations by way of the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step via a dresser door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in everlasting iciness and enslaved via the facility of the White Witch. but if just about all wish is misplaced, the go back of the good Lion, Aslan, signs an outstanding switch . . . and an outstanding sacrifice.

Open the door and input a brand new international! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second one ebook in C. S. Lewis's vintage delusion sequence, which has been attractive readers of every age with a mystical land and unforgettable characters for over sixty years. this can be a stand-alone learn, but when you wish to notice extra approximately Narnia, choose up The Horse and His Boy, the 3rd publication in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Yet at the back of him, on a far greater seat in the midst of the sledge sat a truly diverse person—a nice girl, taller than any girl that Edmund had ever visible. She additionally used to be lined in white fur as much as her throat and held an extended directly golden wand in her correct hand and wore a golden crown on her head. Her face was once white—not in basic terms light, yet white like snow or paper or icing-sugar, with the exception of her very pink mouth. It was once a gorgeous face in different respects, yet proud and chilly and stern. The sledge used to be an outstanding sight because it got here sweeping towards Edmund with the bells jingling and the dwarf cracking his whip and the snow flying up on either side of it. “Stop! ” acknowledged the girl, and the dwarf pulled the reindeer up so sharp that they nearly sat down. Then they recovered themselves and stood champing their bits and blowing. within the frosty air the breath popping out in their nostrils appeared like smoke. “And what, pray, are you? ” acknowledged the girl, having a look not easy at Edmund. “I’m—I’m—my name’s Edmund,” stated Edmund particularly awkwardly. He didn't just like the means she checked out him. the woman frowned. “Is that the way you tackle a Queen? ” she requested, having a look sterner than ever. “I beg your pardon, your Majesty, I didn’t know,” acknowledged Edmund. “Not recognize the Queen of Narnia? ” cried she. “Ha! You shall be aware of us greater hereafter. yet I repeat—what are you? ” “Please, your Majesty,” acknowledged Edmund, “I don’t comprehend what you suggest. I’m at school—at least I was—it’s the vacations now. ” 4 TURKISH satisfaction “BUT WHAT ARE YOU? ” acknowledged THE QUEEN back. “Are you a good overgrown dwarf that has bring to an end its beard? ” “No, your Majesty,” stated Edmund, “I by no means had a beard, I’m a boy. ” “A boy! ” stated she. “Do you suggest you're a Son of Adam? ” Edmund stood nonetheless, asserting not anything. He used to be too careworn by means of this time to appreciate what the query intended. “I see you're an fool, no matter what else you could be,” stated the Queen. “Answer me, as soon as and for all, or I shall lose my endurance. Are you human? ” “Yes, your Majesty,” acknowledged Edmund. “And how, pray, did you come back to go into my dominions? ” “Please, your Majesty, I got here in via a cloth wardrobe. ” “A cloth wardrobe? What do you suggest? ” “I—I opened a door and simply stumbled on myself right here, your Majesty,” stated Edmund. “Ha! ” stated the Queen, conversing extra to herself than to him. “A door. A door from the area of fellows! i've got heard of such issues. this can spoil all. yet he's just one, and he's simply handled. ” As she spoke those phrases she rose from her seat and appeared Edmund complete within the face, her eyes flaming; on the related second she raised her wand. Edmund felt yes that she was once going to do whatever dreadful yet he appeared not able to maneuver. Then, simply as he gave himself up for misplaced, she looked as if it would swap her brain. “My negative child,” she stated in particularly a unique voice, “how chilly you glance! Come and take a seat with me right here at the sledge and that i will positioned my mantle around you and we'll speak. ” Edmund didn't like this association in any respect yet he dared now not disobey; he stepped onto the sledge and sat at her ft, and he or she placed a fold of her fur mantle around him and tucked it good in.

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