We’re celebrating Children’s Book Week on Faithfully Bookish! I’ll be sharing some of our family’s kids favorites (books or series) from our family’s collection. Reading this classic series aloud to the kids has been an experience I’ll never forget. We love The Chronicles of Narnia! Feel free to return the favor and tell us all about your kid lit favorites in the comments!
About the Book
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Stables Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.
For the past fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.
Deceptively simple and direct, The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to readers of all ages, even fifty years after they were first published.
Why We Love The Chronicles of Narnia
What’s not to love? Narnia is where we stretch our imaginations and learn to battle against evil. “Aslan, Aslan!” was the plea from our three-year-old when it was time to sit down for reading. The kids received the movies as a gift and picked them apart for deviations from the books. *Proud mama moment there*
Narnia is a world they love to be immersed in! Our kids were given some paper crowns and they immediately transformed into Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. We are planning a long road trip and they are thrilled because they’ll be able to listen to the entire Narnia series on audiobook.
About the Author
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Are you a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia?