Here we are introduced to Polly and Digory, who are tricked by Digory's uncle Andrew into becoming part of an experiment that transports them into the adventure of a lifetime. After being hurled into the Wood Between the Worlds, the children encounter the evil queen Jadis, who accidently accompanies the children back to England and wrecks havoc on the streets of London. When Polly and Digory finally take the queen away from London, they find themselves lost in a place that will soon be known as Narnia. In this unforgettable story, C.S. Lewis shows us how the adventure began - the glorious birth of the land of Narnia at the hand of its mysterious King.
~Add To Your Goodreads Shelf~
~Buy From Amazon~
As a lot of
kids did, I read the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe first. You'd be
surprised at how many people don't know that this is the first book of
Narnia, not LWW. I'm going to assume everyone knows the LWW story and
say that if you read this after it, it clears up a lot of confusion,
like who the Witch is and where she comes from, where the Wardrobe comes
from and why on Earth there's a solitary lamppost.
Diggory, who is living with his Aunt and Uncle due to his mother being
sick, Polly, who meets Diggory in the Garden and they decide to explore
the attic together, Uncle Andrew, a very unpleasant character and of
course, Aslan himself. Even though this is an old book (technically a
classic), it's never boring and isn't written in a confusing way. I'd
recommend this to any fantasy lovers.