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The Magician's Nephew
The Magician's Nephew: The Chronicles of Narnia | C. S. Lewis
Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full color ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices. Narnia . . . where Talking Beasts walk . . . where a witch waits . . . where a new world is about to be born. On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible. The Magicians Nephew is the first book in C.S. Lewiss The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to journey back to Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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#wondrouswednesday Thanks @Eggs & @TheSpineView for the tag!

1) Jodi Taylor—I ❤️ how her books take a most hilarious jaunt through history. I think she‘d be a ton of fun
2) Litsy mainly, but also BookBub‘s notifications of discount books, and Amazon kindle unlimited and free Audible prime books
3) Not an unpredictable twist but I was shocked to learn how the tagged book set up The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It was a wonderful surprise!

Eggs #3- interesting!! Thanks for joining in 🤗 2w
TheSpineView 🥰😊🌞 2w
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I‘ve started these complete works in audio (33 hours worth) and just finished the first book, The Magician‘s Nephew. I‘d only seen a few of the movies, so it was a complete delight to learn how Narnia came about, and the witch, and the wardrobe! Kenneth Branaugh read the first book and may I say, he did all the different animal voices spectacularly!! I‘m loving it so much so far!! #chunksterchallenge2022 @Amiable

tpixie I re-read( listened ) to them 2 years ago in anticipation of reading 4w
tpixie This is another great companion book of hers 4w
Amiable Oh, these were my favorite books when I was a child! What a treat. 4w
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rileydenney

"And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to and end; but that was not to be."

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rileydenney

The Narnia chronicles are a classic series that encapsulates many elements of speculative fiction.

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rileydenney
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The Narnia series entails a world of fantasy in which children enter an alternate universe that involves magical powers supernatural creatures. The book is a classic tale and something that draws children in to reading.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz
This answer is easy...Narnia. I'd be worshipping my Aslan faithfully.

ozma.of.oz Narnia was a close second choice for me! ❤️ Thank you for posting! 3mo
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persephone1408
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👌🏻 4mo
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Audible daily deal. Normally $59. Look at this cast!

Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh, Alex Jennings, Michael York, Lynn Redgrave, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Northam, Patrick Stewart
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order), Book 1-7, The Chronicles of Narnia (Author's Preferred Order), Book 1-7

PhyllisH Thank you!!!👍🏻😁 5mo
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jennielyse
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The first time I read The Magician‘s Nephew, I read it in chronological order, which means it was the first of the Narniad that I read. I liked learning about Narnia's beginning, but I thought the story was a little slow and boring. This second time around, I read The Magician‘s Nephew in published order, the sixth of seven books. I enjoyed the story more this time around because I had the other books still in my recent memory as I read it.

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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: The Hobbit

Klou Yes! Great choice!! 8mo
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rebbyj
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Better than I thought. On my way to the rest of the books.

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AmyK1
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I love this tale of how Narnia came about. One of my favorites. ❤️

Only one more book to go...

Andrew65 My favourite too. 10mo
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therubberduckninja
The Magician's Nephew | Clive Staples Lewis
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I‘ve been rereading this series for the first time in years, and I still love them.

megnews I reread them last year. This one‘s my favorite. 11mo
therubberduckninja @megnews My favourite is the Silver Chair (Puddleglum makes me laugh), but this one‘s a close second. 11mo
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Murphy
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This one was a fun little read! The characters were all to my liking cause for some reason they always had interesting, funny and sometimes weird dialogues going on! The story itself was short, to the point and had little twists placed here and there.

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megnews
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I reread this classic in June and it‘s still a favorite and my favorite of the series.
Runner up was The Bohemians, a fictional account of the life of Dorothea Lange.
#12booksof2021

Andrew65 My favourite C S Lewis book. 11mo
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Lollymya
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ◼️ This one made it to the top two favorites of this series. I know I was supposed to finish the #NarniaReadalong in July but life happened. #LitsyLove @CaffeineAndCandy thanks for hosting this. Here is my review… https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3871079055

megnews It‘s my favorite in the series. 11mo
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This is by far my favorite on the series. I loved rereading it and watching Diggory discover the consequences of his actions and the joys of helping others. I love the story, start to finish, and it was so fun to read with my daughter.

“Oh, Adam‘s sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!”

paulfrankspencer Love Lewis' insightful quips. 13mo
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What do you suggest??

I decided to read these in publication order as I did as a child. Along the way I decided that may be it is best to read them in chronological order instead. I‘m debating with the exception of this book. I‘m wondering if it doesn‘t have more impact on me after having read all but The Last Battle. So maybe I‘d recommend reading them in chronological order except for this one - to be read right before The Last Battle.

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kissmehardy
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What in the world would Digory have done without Polly??? #classics #childrenslit

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ His writing is very Dreamy. This is my first CS Lewis book and I didn‘t know it was a Prequel and actually published later in the series. Quick read and interesting to see how the wardrobe came to be and how Narnia was created. Curious to read more from him

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✨Starting the Narnia series for the first time✨

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Messiejessie
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Took this on holiday to read to my 7 year old. My 12 and 13 year old decided to listen in as well. They were all hooked by the end of the first chapter and all 3 loved it.

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Kenneth Branagh is a delight! The story may have been just OK, and again, heavy on the Christian undertones, but his narration was great! He gave the characters a wide variety of voices and really acted out the scenes. As a bit of a prequel to the series, this one still managed to feel fresh and moved at a good pace. The Magician was a shady fella but his nephew Digory seemed like a kid with a decent head on his shoulders.

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Daisey
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When I first read The Chronicles, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe was a clear favorite but I loved the series as a whole. Some of the books I remember clearly and others not so much. On this #reread, I think I have been enjoying the whole series just as much and some books more than before. This is one of those. This time, I noticed and considered more of the depth of the story.

#NarniaReadalong #audiobook

Daisey @CaffeineAndCandy Hey, look at that, I actually finally finished one about with the schedule. I‘m thoroughly enjoying this readalong even if I started way late and tend to just listen to each book almost straight through. Thanks so much for the push to reread them! 1y
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I definitely felt there were some similarities to aspects of the creation in The Silmarillion. This was great to reread while all of that is still pretty fresh in my mind. #FellowshipOfTolkien (edited) 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Singing the world into creation, the song changing to create different parts of it….some pretty important trees and tree and fruit symbology, although the trees and fruit do reflect some Christian mythology too, like eating the one fruit, it reminded me of a few other important trees too. 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey and I agree, I was glad to revisit it while that was all fresh in my mind too. 1y
CaffeineAndCandy ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, the singing of the creation was the thing that most caught my attention as well as pairs of trees. I also realize dwarves are metal workers in many stories, but their immediate job of creating the crowns struck me as well. 1y
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HufflepuffGirl90
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This is honestly one of my favourite books in the Chronicles of Narnia series. It tells the back story and the origin of Narnia, the Lamppost, and the Wardrobe.

I loved rereading this one!

#NarniaReadalong @CaffeineAndCandy

QuietlyLaura 😻😻 1y
CaffeineAndCandy ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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This may be my favorite of the series. I love everything about this one. ❤️

#NarniaReadalong @CaffeineAndCandy

bibliobard Right? Magician‘s Nephew never gets enough love. 1y
TheAromaofBooks @bibliobard - It probably has more quotes underlined in it than any of the others. Plus, I just find the entire creation of Narnia to be one of the most magical scenes ever written. I love it!! 1y
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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A bit darker and a bit more critical of humanity as Lewis goes back to the beginning and tries to explain how humans ended up in Narnia‘s outer lands despite the fact that the original children were rare and had to come from our world, and how did the White Witch end up there, was she from there originally? I found his answers as interesting as some of the new plot holes he accidentally opened up, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.

#NarniaReadAlong

Riveted_Reader_Melissa My #FellowshipOfTolkien group might also find this one interesting. I found some of the creation myth he created oddly reminiscent of The Silmarillion. 🤔 1y
Daisey I‘ve been enjoying my reread through audio, and I‘m definitely looking forward to this one. I remember thinking the creation aspect very interesting but don‘t remember the details. 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey I really want to talk about it, but I‘ll wait until after you read it….I want to see if you see it too, or if it‘s just me. After knowing they were both in the Inklings and spending the last year or two deep diving into Tolkien‘s creation myth, it sort of stood out to me. 1y
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JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Is it possible to read this book without reading the others? I have never read Narnia, but l'd live to take part in the conversation 😊 1y
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, technically it‘s the first chronologically in the series. It was published later which is the order they‘re being read in this readalong. (edited) 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers Yes…it‘s a prequel of sorts that he wrote much later. 1y
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Not as far along as I‘d hoped to be for #JoysofJune Readathon but ahead on #NarniaReadalong as I just couldn‘t wait to read The Magician‘s Nephew, my favorite of the series. I just love it and could read it again and again.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
CaffeineAndCandy Nice 👍🏼 1y
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CaffeineAndCandy 💜❤️💜 this 1y
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#Horse #CuriousCovers

A particular favourite of mine, the founding of Narnia. This is my favourite book in the series but seems to often be overlooked for others.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Mindyrecycles I read Narnia to my daughter in chronological order, except Magician‘s Nephew which we read last. She exclaimed happily throughout the book as she made all the connections. ♥️ 1y
Ruthiella I‘ve not read all the Narnia books but I do love this one because as @Mindyrecycles states it gives us the origin story. I love particularly how the lamppost gets to Narnia - little details! ❤️ 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Fledge! I almost posted this one for this prompt! 1y
Eggs Great choice ♥️🐎♥️ 1y
megnews My favorite too! Rereading now. ❤️ 1y
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My #BookSpinBingo board!! Tagged is my #BookSpin which I am reading for the #NarniaReadalong. My #DoubleSpin is finishing Emma for the #PemberLittens so those should both happen!! I keep the numbers in my free spaces because I like to fill them in in order to keep things interesting haha

sharread Very pretty. I'm reading Call Down the Hawk again before Mister impossible. I tried reading Mister Impossible and had no idea what was going on. 🤣 1y
TheAromaofBooks @sharread - Earlier this spring I finally got around to reading the Raven Cycle. I already owned CDtH (this trilogy is a spin-off of the Raven books) so I read it at the end of April. I'm excited to see where the story goes next!!! 1y
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

"Do your little bit of good where you are." ~Desmond Tutu

CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 2y
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MolliesaurusRex
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The full series is listed as one, 33-hour audiobook on Audible so of course I decided to download it and listen to it. I‘ve never read these books (though I have tried) & am definitely enjoying listening to the stories.

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#february #bookspinbingo #doublespin #5

Finally read my number from Feb AND catching up with the #narniareadalong ! Tbh I have to admit I‘ve only watched the movies and not read the books 🙈😅
So in that sense, I felt the book was a bit repetitive but oh to be back in Narnia again! 🥰

Rating: 3.5/5
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! And you're actually ahead for the #NarniaReadalong because we're reading them in published order instead of chronologically!! 2y
i.besteph @TheAromaofBooks I had no idea haha. That‘s wonderful! (edited) 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Yay so cool 💜💜💜 2y
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Bethanyroe
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Sorry for the crazy picture, but this is how we just finished this book, snuggled up on the couch from our most recent read-aloud. I love the story of how Narnia came into being. If you‘ve never read it, this is the origin story for the Chronicles of Narnia—one of my favorites in the series. Magical, funny, endearing...worth the quick read for sure. #fantasy #cslewis #readaloud

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trying this out for tonight!

#TBRCrew

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

EdnaC I love the Narnia series 2y
KindleAddict I loved this book 2y
ElizaMarie I really love the Narnia books :) 2y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie i was watching the movie the other day and it made me want to read them 2y
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After being deceitfully coerced into traveling to another world, Digory and Polly find themselves among Narnia.

Texreader I love that you‘re just knocking out these classics! 2y
freeatlast1137 @Texreader I‘m enjoying them, I‘m amazed at how little of these that I have read previously. 2y
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This was a good book and I‘m glad I started with it for the Narnia Chronicles despite my understanding that it was written after the other books. Here is my favorite written word of the book - a warning, of our future in a tyrannical run society...seems about right. Let‘s hope society has the will to change for the better and that the wicked people out there are stopped sooner rather than later which can come at great cost to society.

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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

I've wanted to read this series for years. I'm glad I finally decided to start it.

This book has such wonderment and magic in its pages that I can understand the appeal across the years and generations.

I'm excited to continue my journey in Narnia.

TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
EdnaC Narnia is my all time favorite series 2y
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#quotsyJan21 @TK-421
Day 5 #Deal

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”

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After reading this one there can be absolutely no doubt that the whole Chronicles of Narnia are a Biblical allegory, not that you could really doubt it after TLTW&TW.
Lewis is of course a great storyteller and was a good writer.

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Back to Narnia. In chronological order this is now book 1 but publishing order it is book 6. I am reading/listening in publication order.

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Read all the Narnia books all over again after Piranesi, and they most definitely hold up as examples of some of the most magical writing.

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Bigcountry15
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This is the story of the creation of Narnia. I particularly enjoyed the garden scene and the interaction between Digory and Aslan afterward. There was a great variety of characters in this book, from Uncle Andrew and Queen Jadis to Polly and the Cabby. This book answered a lot of questions raised in the previous five books. One could read it first...😁

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"This is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child."

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Sienopoli
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This was a great book. Anyone who has ever read and enjoyed The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe owes it to themselves to read the origin story of Narnia. I listened to it and I also recommend any story narrated by Sir Kenneth Branagh.

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Court7
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Audiobook!

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Haven‘t read The Chronicles of Narnia since I was in fourth grade! I am a rare and antiquarian bookseller, and lately I‘ve been researching late Victorian books that taught science through fairy tales and fantasy and it got me wanting to return to those classics of children‘s fantasy and see what makes them tick. So much I didn‘t remember of this one, simple yet so enjoyable and sympathetic.