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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe [book]

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – the first installment in the Chronicles of Narnia

I must admit, I’m tickled pink. C. S. Lewis’ fantasy novels, “The Chronicles of Narnia,” is coming to the movie theaters on December 9th. I’m a huge fan, having read the entire series of seven books to my children several times (with their clamoring for “just once more!”). It is a story about the magical land of Narnia, ruled by Aslan, the Great Lion, and how four young children from our world (named Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) come into that land via a magical Wardrobe to help rid Narnia of the evil White Witch, who has cast a spell of perpetual winter, but never Christmas, over the land.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - the first installment in the Chronicles of Narnia

It’s a story of betrayal and redemption, and serves as an allegorical re-telling of the Easter story, with Aslan sacrificing himself to redeem someone who, quite frankly, is guilty, and deserving of death. The books are well worth reading (again and again, according to my children), and I’m looking forward to the movie with baited breath. Here, you will find mini-biographies of the principal characters, and the actors who will be playing their parts on the silver screen, as well as enough of the story to entice you if you’ve not heard of it before, but hopefully not enough to spoil it for you.

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