Book Reviews of The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, Bk 1)

The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, Bk 1)
The Magician's Nephew - Chronicles of Narnia, Bk 1
Author: C. S. Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780064471107
ISBN-10: 0064471101
Publication Date: 7/8/1994
Pages: 221
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 408 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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.
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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).
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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.
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There is a reason why these books are classics. I loved this books as a young girl. They probably belong in everyone's reading.
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I loved this book. The Chronicles of Narnia is one of my favorite series and should be read by everyone, young or old.
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This is the first Narnia book, set before the movie.
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Good adventure book for young and old alike.
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The secret passage to the house next door leads to a fascinating adventure. It is the first of the seven books of The Chronicles of Narnia series. I thought it was very good.
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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.
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A fine start to the Chronicles of Narnia. Read several of them and have enjoyed each more. Recommended
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Great book. It begins The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Child or adult, you will enjoy the Chronicles of Narnia series.
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I thought this book was a great beginning for the rest of the books to come in the series
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This book was so Amazing. It is a must read for all ages. You must read this book before the others in the series.
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Very interesting...it gives you a lot of the background as to how Narnia started and how the wardrobe in the later books came to be.
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"The Magician's Nephew" tells of the creation of Narnia by the great and powerful Aslan, and the temptation of a son of Adam, by a deceiver, with an apple from a forbidden tree.

This is the story of Digory and Polly, two friends who, upon an accidental meeting with Magician wanna-be Uncle Andrew, find themselves in a head spinning adventure involving other worlds, magical rings, an evil sorceress, a cabby and his horse, talking animals, and a collection of fauns, satyrs, dwarves and naiads.
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One of my favorites from the series. It tells of how Narnia was started, among other things. Its a really great adventure for all.
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This book was excellent reading to find out the beginning of Narnia. Great writing and a fun adventure.
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I'm not a good one to ask about a review. I am a huge Narnia fan and have read them all on numerous occasions, save this one.
First reading and loved it! As good as any of the Narnia books and better than some.
Great story line and the good guys win. Fiction that makes you want to do better in reality.
Try it, you'll like it.
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The Magician's Nephew is a timeless classic. It sets the stage for the rest of the Narnia books. It gives us the history of Narnia and teaches some valuable lessons. In this book, it seems that the most prominent lesson is on the dangers of greed. This is a book for all ages and one day I plan to pass them on to my children.
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Like the rest of the series my son said he adored this 1st installment of the Narnia series.
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Narnia where talking animals come alive,,,,..book 1
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good used condition, no marks on any pages that I can find...older book with different cover.
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The picture on the book that I posted is different from the one shown. There is also 221 pages in my book vs. the 240 as stated in the description.
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This copy has the 1994 cover art.