This is the beautiful story of how the land of Narnia was created. I'm glad I read it before diving into the series (there are two different philosophies as to how the Chronicles are arranged, and one of them has this one as the first book).
Reading this now with the religious aspect in mind, the symbolism is very clear and very strong in this book, and also the entire series. Excellent and well-written.
There is a reason why these books are classics. I loved this books as a young girl. They probably belong in everyone's reading.
Beginning of the classic, "Chronicles of Narnia." This was not one of my favorites but it lays down some interesting background to the other stories and presents the introduction of evil into the world of Narnia.
The beginning of Narnia. You don't have to read this book first but it sets up the next book. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It explains where the Lion, Witch and wardrobe came from....well maybe not so much the Lion.