When you open this book and step into it’s pages be prepared to go on the adventure of a lifetime in literature! C.S Lewis’s seven fantasy masterpieces for children is unique and are unlike any other children’s fantasy. It stands equal to Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and yet is a completely different story and allegory told in magnificent style,with beauty, depth, richness, and valuable lessons and themes.

I have loved and enjoyed reading these books over and over again ever since I was about 7 years old. And when I was nine I was thrilled to get all seven of the Narnia books in a beautiful boxed set as a Christmas gift from one of my Aunts. They sit on the bookshelf in bedroom and I love getting them out and re-reading them whenever I want. They are stories that not only young children like to read but, ones that older children will continue to treasure even as they become adults. If you are looking for a gift of books to buy for your children or grandchildren then I highly recommend these ones! To further convince you let me tell you about why I like them so much.

The Chronicles of Narnia is a collection of seven books that chronicle the history of a mythical world called “Narnia” and how that world connects to and affects ours. Book 1 in the series is called “The Magicians Nephew.” It is there that we meet two children named Digory and Polly who find themselves in Narnia that is just being created by the Great Lion, Aslan. They have many adventures and learn many valuable things until they are sent back to our world by Aslan.

Book 2 is one of the most loved and well known books in the series. It is called “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” And it tells the story of how four children named Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy stumbled into Narnia in quite an unexpected way. There they get caught up in one of the most exciting adventures of their lives as they help Aslan to destroy a witch, fight a battle and become Kings and Queens. The book teaches many things as you read through it such as brotherly love, the power of sacrifice, good and evil, kindness and courage and the picture of God’s love toward us.

The next five books in the series continue on with Narnia’s history and the adventures of those in it. They are filled with brave heroes, sailing ships, talking horses, princes, kings and queens, sword fights, battles and archery, good friends, and the creator behind it all, Aslan.

My favorite things about these books is that they were written especially and with care for children by C.S. Lewis. He knew how to write for children and more importantly how to write well for them. Even though the books are fantasy stories he keeps the magic things in them to a safe minimum and does not spend very long on describing bad characters or making them too scary. They are also wholesome, clean, and morally sound. As you read the story you also see many important lessons all through them such as honesty, integrity, compassion, true friendship, valor, courage, bravery, and Biblical truth. They are also easy to read and the chapters are not too long.

Now I am once more reliving the excitement of Narnia with my seven year old cousin who has just discovered the joy and fun of the books and movies for himself. For his birthday this year we were trying to think of a present for him and decided on this book for him. We got him the hardcover edition and in it was all seven of the books conveniently in one spot. It looked so pretty and every chapter had an illustration in it. My cousin loved it and enjoyed pouring over it and looking through the whole thing. His mom is reading aloud the stories to him which he has loved hearing and because the book is hardcover that means it will last for a long time to hold up through many re-readings for a long time.

They are stories that I know will be my favorites throughout my life and so good that I know I won’t get tired of hearing them over and over again.

When I was younger I liked pretending that the stories were real and that I could be apart of them. I was fascinated by the idea of getting into Narnia through a wardrobe and I remember even pretending that I could enter Narnia through my bedroom closet! Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy, and Aslan were my fictional heroes and they gave me many hours of innocent fun. Now even though I’m older and don’t pretend that I could enter Narnia through my closet I’m still learning from and loving them.

Give your children the gift of Narnia this Christmas and send them on an adventure they won’t soon forget!


The Chronicles of Narnia has to be one of my all time favorite fantasy series of books and movies but I also love J.R.R Tolkiens powerful and meaningful Lord of the Rings books as well. If you are a Tolkien and Lewis fan like me check out these other lenses that I have made about fantasy books and movies:

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http://www.squidoo.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-the-curse-of-the-black-pearl-an-exciting-adventure-story-on-the-high-seas

My well loved, well read, and well worn books! And yes the picture was taken by me.

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  • Dec 10, 2013 @ 6:54 am
    I bought the boook you featured here before my son was born so i can read it to him one day !! love Lewis
  • DebMartin Dec 05, 2013 @ 7:26 pm
    I read these chronicles probably 40 years ago. It might be time for a re-read.
  • theavidkenyanwriter Dec 05, 2013 @ 2:46 pm
    my most favorite books when i was younger i think the lion and the witch and the wardrobe is my favorite
  • weakbond Dec 05, 2013 @ 5:51 am
    To be candid i have not read them but with your reviews i cant wait to lay my hands on one of them whether they are for kids or not
  • DonHels Dec 04, 2013 @ 7:02 pm
    I absolutely LOVE this series. I may even pick it up again soon for another read. Currently reading a huge book that has a huge collection of Lewis Carrols works, so it may be a bit before I can heh
  • jen17 Dec 04, 2013 @ 12:52 pm
    These were my favorite books when I was growing up!
  • glowchick Dec 03, 2013 @ 6:44 am
    I didn't read this series until I was an adult and I loved them! I read them to my kids too, we had lots of interesting conversations about the allegorical themes in the books.
    C.S. Lewis was such a great writer, not only creating a fantastical world that kids would enjoy but also had deep theological themes that get you thinking.
  • angsiuta2 Dec 03, 2013 @ 5:32 am
    Amazing Lens! One of my favorite movie & book.
  • rauspitz Dec 02, 2013 @ 8:22 pm
    I never read them but I know they are well regarded. Congratulations on getting LotD!
  • d-artist Dec 02, 2013 @ 6:59 pm
    Congratulations on LOTD! I really like "The Chronicles of Narnia" books...great review...
  • BunnyFabulous Dec 02, 2013 @ 2:41 pm
    I've loved them since I received them as a Christmas gift in 5th grade. I've read the entire series over 20 times since then. Wonderful for kids AND adults. My husband and I are slowly reading the series to our kindergartener. She's loved them too. Thanks for the great review.
  • Geotraveller Dec 02, 2013 @ 2:33 pm
    Nice lens!
  • PattiJAdkins Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:51 am
    One of my favorite book and movie. Great lens :)
  • PadmashriSriram Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:50 am
    I love Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the rings. Great lens!
  • nancycarol Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:44 am
    The funny thing is, I'd never heard of them, until I saw the movie "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," on TV. It opened up a whole new world for me. They are beautifully written stories that anyone could love, kids and not-too-grownups!
  • partybuzz Dec 02, 2013 @ 9:58 am
    My grandson has all of the books and movies and loves them. I gave him most of them as Christmas gifts through the years.
  • Mickie_G Dec 02, 2013 @ 9:19 am
    I have a pop-up book about the last Narnia book that my grandchildren just love to get off the shelf!
  • tonyleather Dec 02, 2013 @ 9:12 am
    This was great entertainment for the whole fa,ily!
  • Susan52 Dec 02, 2013 @ 9:07 am
    Great review of a timeless series! I read these to my children when they were younger. Enjoying the series as a family made it just that much more special. How special that you're expanding your love of the stories by gifting a collection to your cousin!
  • Dec 02, 2013 @ 7:59 am
    really nice article.. I love your article with my heart and i want to read this book now...
  • StephenJParkin Dec 02, 2013 @ 7:02 am
    Well done on the LOTD. I had to say the Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe as it was my childhood favourite of all the books I chose for myself from the library!
  • grammieo Dec 02, 2013 @ 6:53 am
    Congratulations on LoTD!
  • siskiyoucowgirl Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:30 am
    Thank you!
  • RenaissanceWoman2010 Dec 02, 2013 @ 6:23 am
    I have to admit that I haven't read this series. Appreciated your review. Great gift suggestion. Congrats on LotD!
  • siskiyoucowgirl Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:30 am
    Thanks! I hope that you get to read them soon!
  • esmonaco Dec 02, 2013 @ 5:12 am
    Back again to say Congratulations on LOTD...
  • siskiyoucowgirl Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:30 am
    Thank you!
  • pkmcr Dec 02, 2013 @ 2:46 am
    Absolute must reads for children and adults alike. Enjoyable as a great set of adventures for children and much loved by many. CS Lewis had a deep and profound Faith and the Chronicles of Narnia can be so inspiring for adults who can see in Aslan the redeeming power of Christ. Aslan reflects the story of His crucifixion and the glory of His resurrection in these beautifully told tales.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:29 am
    Yes I wholly agree with you! Thank you for saying that! Merry Christmas to you.
  • Dec 02, 2013 @ 1:27 am
    This is great work to create by this lens. I appreciate you.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Dec 02, 2013 @ 11:30 am
    Thanks!
  • Graceonline Dec 01, 2013 @ 12:22 pm
    I had to say The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe because that was the only one whose story I still remember. Must have read that to my children more than the others. Nicely done. Good luck with the Holiday Book Club Quest voting today.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Dec 01, 2013 @ 4:37 pm
    Thank you and Merry Christmas!
  • DoingMaths Nov 30, 2013 @ 9:02 am
    I first came across Narnia when I was about 7 and an aunt bought me a book containing the first three stories. I was hooked at once and I have loved them ever since.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Dec 01, 2013 @ 4:38 pm
    That is great! Thanks for the like and Merry Christmas!
  • RinchenChodron Nov 29, 2013 @ 3:10 pm
    Haven't read them but saw in movie form and enjoyed very much.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 29, 2013 @ 9:08 pm
    That's great!
  • grammieo Nov 29, 2013 @ 2:31 pm
    These are incredible books for young readers and C.S. Lewis a master writer.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 29, 2013 @ 9:08 pm
    Yes! I agree. :)
  • esmonaco Nov 25, 2013 @ 8:32 pm
    I have never read any, but looks like a great gift for our grandson. Thanks for the wonderful review
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 29, 2013 @ 9:08 pm
    You're welcome! And yes I agree that it would make a great gift for your grandson!
  • Merrci Nov 25, 2013 @ 1:17 pm
    He's such a great author. Very nice lens. Thanks for sharing.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 29, 2013 @ 9:09 pm
    You're welcome! Thank you for stopping by. :)
  • chrisilouhoo Nov 20, 2013 @ 8:27 am
    What a nice review, thank you!
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:42 pm
    You're welcome. Thank you for your like and comment. :)
  • lestroischenes Nov 19, 2013 @ 2:55 pm
    I loved the Narnia books when I was a child and I loved them all over again when I read them to my son. A great gift for a child - engage them and encourage them to read and give them the magical gift of the imagination that will last them all their lives.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:43 pm
    Yes indeed! I agree. Thanks for your comment. :)
  • DLeighAlexander Nov 19, 2013 @ 12:32 pm
    Yes I read "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" in the fifth grade and have been a fan ever since. Love the fantasy! My oldest son fondly remembers me reading this story to him. C.S. Lewis was a very talented & gifted writer.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:38 pm
    I agree! Thanks for your comment and like! :)
  • DebW07 Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:19 am
    C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. Wonderful review.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:37 pm
    Thank you! :) C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors as well.
  • eilval Nov 18, 2013 @ 3:56 pm
    These are timeless books - great for reading aloud !
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:39 pm
    I agree! Thanks for the like and comment!
  • chrisilouhoo Nov 18, 2013 @ 1:53 pm
    These are classics and will continue to be for generations I hope!
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:38 pm
    Indeed! :)
  • RoadMonkey Nov 18, 2013 @ 12:53 pm
    I got these books for my eldest son when he was about 4 years old and started reading them to him until he was old enough to read them for himself. The books are excellent and I would like to point out that you do not need to be a Church goer to enjoy these books. We are not Church goers and all my children have enjoyed these stories and I have enjoyed reading them to them. In fact, I think it's about time to start on reading them to my eldest granddaughter.
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 18, 2013 @ 1:54 pm
    Hi! Thank you for liking my lens and for your comment. That is neat that you and your children have enjoyed them as well. I would personally like to point out though and agree with you that no you do not need to go to any Church to enjoy these books. But I did not write this from the point of view of a "church goer." I don't go to an actual church as you would think of it in the first place. I did write this from the point of view though of a girl who loves Jesus Christ with all her heart and who is saved by His grace alone. Just like C.S. Lewis himself was. I pray that you also come to know Him! He loves you!
  • stajo82 Nov 17, 2013 @ 10:46 am
    I love this book(s)... I remember sitting on the floor with my brothers and our dad reading The Chronicles of Narnia for us...
  • siskiyoucowgirl Nov 18, 2013 @ 1:58 pm
    That's great that you like the books and that your Dad read the books aloud to you! My dad has done the same for me as well. :)