In the midst of a war between two neighboring countries, a young girl named Lucy Pevensie steps through a wardrobe panel in her home and enters the land of Narnia. There she meets Mr. Tumnus, a faun who invites her back to his home where he attempts to warn her about The White Witch – Ruler Of Narnia And Empress Of The Lone Islands.
A tale of four siblings who are evacuated from London during World War II, and while playing in the woods discover the entrance to a magical world created by a powerful old magician named Aslan. Soon they find themselves at the center of an epic battle between good and evil.
This is a PDF version of the book The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. in this classic children’s novel, four siblings find their way into an enchanted wardrobe and pass through into a world called Narnia. In Narnia, they encounter talking animals and evil monarchs, just as in our world; but here you can fly on a witch’s broomstick or change shape when so inclined (and no one thinks it odd). This magical land is soon threatened by the White Witch, who has been banished there from her kingdom in the North. It’s up to the four children to save both worlds from destruction; but they first have to survive a journey through the deepest winter they have ever experienced…
The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is a book with tremendous excitement and adventure for young people who will enjoy the tale of the White Witch and her attempts to destroy Narnia.
The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe Overview
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a series of fantasy novels for children by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children’s literature and is the second published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956). Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954, it was illustrated by Pauline Baynes and published in London on 16 October 1950 by Geoffrey Bles.
As well as being an independent story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe serves as a prelude to The Magician’s Nephew (1955), which explains the origins of Narnia and mentions events in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It is one of three books that describe Narnia; The Last Battle (1956) brings that description to an end.
The book has been adapted for radio four times and for television twice; Peter Beagle’s 1978 novel follows Aslan from this book into others in the series.
The title represents an alliterative phrase from an Old English riddle found in the Exeter Book: “What hangs at a man’s thigh, under his left arm pit?” In modern English this would be “What hangs at a man’s thigh, under his left arm pit?
The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe PDF
If you have a child, or know one, or are just interested in children’s literature, then you probably already know the story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. But you may not be aware of what an important contribution it can be to your child’s education. If you want your kids to learn important skills like critical thinking and problem solving while they enjoy a fun story, this is a good book to introduce them to with this summary.
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
This book is one of the most beloved children’s classics. It was published in 1950 and has been seen as a children’s classic since its release. The story follows four children who move with their mother to a new home in London during World War II. They are evacuated to the country to escape bombing raids, but they find that they can’t get through the wardrobe door or any other entrance or exit. When they do finally get out, they find themselves in the magical land of Narnia, where animals talk and magic exists.
The lion Aslan plays a big role throughout this book; he is described as being wise, good-natured, powerful and brave—basically everything you could dream up when imagining your own imaginary friend!
You begin your story with a family and a group of children who live in the country. The children are playing outside when they find an old wardrobe that they can’t open. They push it back and forth, but nothing happens until one of them falls inside. When she comes out, she’s no longer in the country—she’s in Narnia! And so it goes for each child who falls into the wardrobe: Peter, Susan and Edmund follow Lucy one by one and end up together in this magical land far away from their home.
As soon as our heroes discover it’s not just any wardrobe; it’s a magic portal that leads to another world! They meet Aslan (the lion), Mr Tumnus (a faun), Mr Beaver and more creatures from Narnia!
LUCY LOOKS INTO A WARDROBE
In the book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, four children are staying with their uncle. They are bored and want to explore his house. One of them finds a wardrobe that leads to a new world. There, they meet Aslan and other creatures from Narnia.
The next morning, Lucy discovers that she has the power to open a wardrobe in the spare room and step through into a snowy landscape. When she meets Mr. Tumnus, he tells her about Aslan: “He is the King of Narnia and our great God.” She also learns that Jadis is known as “the White Witch” because she casts spells with snow or ink which freeze or change things into stone.
The following morning, Lucy returns with Peter and Susan to the wardrobe where they find an exit onto the edge of a frozen lake at the top of a snowy hillside. They meet Mr. Tumnus again who takes them down to his home for lunch where they meet Mrs Beaver (who lives in Beavers Brook).
WHAT LUCY FOUND THERE
As she went on, it grew lighter and more airy. She could see a little better: the lamp seemed to be burning up better. Then she saw that she was in a room. It had four walls and a floor, but no ceiling; and there was something wrong about its shape, something odd about its length and breadth. She held out her arms, one by one, to measure it not by yards but by paces; for it was long as ten paces (three or four yards) from wall to wall; but narrow like two paces (one yard). And yet those two yards were so full of things that it seemed quite crowded–crowded with pictures! Pictures hung on all the walls–pictures that moved! For when Lucy looked at them they seemed alive: they changed shape as you looked at them–and every now and then they smiled back at you!
Lucy noticed another thing as well: this room had no fireplace in which to make tea; nor did it have any lamp hanging from its roof; nor had anyone ever come here before her…
- Lucy’s fear of being left behind
- Edmund’s fear of the unknown
- Edmund’s fear of being alone
- Beaver’s fear of being attacked.
- Beaver’s fear of the unknown forest
EDMUND AND THE WARDROBE
The wardrobe is a magic portal to Narnia. That’s how it works. There are several instances where characters walk through the wardrobe and end up in Narnia:
- Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan all go through the wardrobe when they visit Peter’s friend Mr Tumnus.
- When Mr Tumnus tries to warn Edmund about going through the doorway with the Wardrobe at Aslan’s camp, he says “Someone else has been there before you.” But who? Well, if it wasn’t Susan then who was it? The answer is that it was Father Christmas – so this means Santa Claus knows about Narnia!
Now you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, Aslan is a male lion. That’s not right!” But you would be wrong. Aslan is not just any male lion, nor is he just any other king of the wood—he is The Great Lion and King of the Wood. This means that every other great lion who reigns over his domain and every other king of the wood has been trying to imitate him for so long that they have forgotten how to do anything else but copy him.
A Turkish delight is a confection made with sugar and rosewater, or with rosewater and lemon juice. It is often flavored with orange-flower water, or with lemon, or with vanilla, or with rosewater, or with mint.
You might be wondering why the fauns, centaurs and other creatures in this story appear so different from the animals you know. The answer is that they are magical creatures who can take on human form and live among us.
The White Witch has placed a spell over Narnia to make it cold and lifeless. Aslan, the Lion King of Narnia, has been captured and imprisoned in a cave by two evil witches called Maugrim and Jadis (the White Witch). He will remain there until someone rescues him before his time runs out.
The children were not yet quite awake when they found themselves walking through grassy fields with flowers all around them. “How did we get here?” said Lucy with a start; for she knew she had not been walking in her sleep – at least not since I last remember having dreams about being back home where my parents still lived when I was young.”
BACKWARDS DOWN THE RIVER
When the four children are in their boat, they begin to head downstream. The river is calm and smooth with no waves at all. It’s like floating on a cloud or being in a dream.
The White Witch is going to send them back to where they came from so that she can take over Narnia, but this time she is going to make sure that no one can come into Narnia again by building a wall around it and turning Aslan into stone just like her brother did when he went into Narnia before with some of his friends who were kings of England called King Edmund and King Peter (who’s also called Peter Pan).
It will be hard for her though because they don’t want people coming into Narnia any more because now there are new things happening here with magical creatures living here too – animals that talk!
The children are awakened in the morning by a bell and meet Father Christmas. He tells them to enjoy their breakfast and then he leaves.
Later on, the children talk about what they would like for Christmas. Lucy wants a doll called Lola and Edmund wants a horned helmet that will make him look like Beowulf, but Peter wants Turkish Delight (which they had already been given). After talking about their presents, they all settle down to sleep again because there is no school on Boxing Day either!
INTO THE FOREST
As the night wore on, Lucy and Susan grew sleepy. Mr. Beaver had already suggested that they should go to bed when they heard a loud knock at the door and someone called out: “Mr. Beaver, are you there?”
They all sat up in surprise as Peter went to open it; he returned with Mr. Tumnus who looked very cold and tired. He was carrying an armful of twigs which he laid down on the fire.”I’ve had a long walk tonight,” he said, “and I’m not going straight home again yet.” Then he saw Lucy sitting between Aslan and Susan on one side of her brother’s empty chair and gave her a little nod as if to say: “I’m glad you’re here too.”
Next, she meets the Beavers. They invite her to tea and tell her that they know how to get rid of the White Witch. The beavers are planning a surprise party for Father Christmas which they think will make him feel good so that he will fix Narnia again.
The next day, Lucy meets Father Christmas at his house in the woods. She tells him about what happened at the Beavers’ house and he gives her a gift from Aslan: a magic box!
Later on in chapter 7, she meets up with Susan and Peter and they go back to see if all their friends have been freed from being statues by Aslan’s breath (which we learned about in chapter 6). Unfortunately everyone is still frozen except for Edmund who is unconscious because he was hit on the head by an apple thrown by one of those dwarves during battle earlier in this book series (see Book 1).
A DAY WITH THE BEAVERS
Beavers are industrious, hard-working animals. Beavers build dams to protect their homes and create deep pools of water that they use for swimming and staying warm in winter. They are good at building dams because they have strong teeth that help them cut down trees. If you ever see a beaver it will probably be busy with its teeth cutting down trees or making other things like houses out of sticks and mud.
Beavers will also sometimes make dams in rivers, streams, or even just small puddles of water! These dams can be very large because the area between two banks makes up most of the area needed for building them (up until now I thought all those dammed rivers were natural).
One day, Lucy and Susan went to the beavers’ house. They were surprised to find that they weren’t afraid of them. The beavers told them how much they liked living in the wardrobe, but then the children came along and made a fuss over Lucy and Susan. They asked if they could come for tea with their parents, so naturally Lucy and Susan said yes!
Father Christmas is the one who brings presents to children. He is a fictional character, who is said to live at the North Pole and travels around the world on reindeer. There are many stories about him, but he has his own mythology in which he is known as St Nicholas or Saint Klaas in Europe.
The story begins when Edmund finds an empty wardrobe in his room and enters it with Lucy and Peter. The three step into a corridor which leads them into another world where they find beautiful green hills and valleys with ice-covered trees scattered all around. In this magical place there are also white fluffy creatures called snowflakes falling from the sky…
At last, the children arrived at Father Christmas’s house. It was a splendid building, with bright blue windows and a big chimney. The doors were wide open and they could see right inside. There was Father Christmas sitting on his throne, waiting for them to come in. The children rushed forward and gave him their presents which he graciously accepted and placed in his bag of toys. Then they thanked him ever so kindly for sending Peter’s sword and Susan’s bow back to them by Aslan because otherwise they would never have found it again!
Once this was done, Father Christmas told them he had been expecting them all day long; but when it came to the question of where he lived – whether he lived in this world or another – Father Christmas said,”I live everywhere.” So everything seemed as usual except that now there were two more people about whom only one thing could be said: They were asleep!
Peter thought how strange it would seem if he woke up before Lucy next morning; but even stranger still what she herself would say if she did not find herself at home!”What on earth has happened?” She might ask–then perhaps she would remember? But what could she remember? Nothing! That was just like Lucy: When something important happens, no one can expect her to notice anything else at all!!!
This is one of my favorite books! I really hope you liked it too.