Digory Kirk is a curious boy with a penchant for the fantastical. His interest in all things mystical causes him to take special note of his uncle Andrew, who is a magician by trade. Along with his friend Polly, Digory sets a plan in motion to investigate the inner workings of their connected homes. That plan will change the story of his life in a major way. And that story is known as The Magician's Nephew: The Chronicles of Narnia.
Digory and Polly, like so many cat burglars before them, decide to invade a home and search for treasure by way of leaping among the rafters. But rather than reaching the location they had intended, they stumble into Andrew's study, where his uncle is hard at work. Never one to pass up an audience, Andrew offers a yellow ring to Polly, encouraging her to touch it. When she does so, she vanishes into thin air, and Andrew then informs Digory that if he ever wishes to see his friend again, he too will need to make use of a yellow ring. Andrew also gives Digory a pair of green rings, which he says will grant the two children safe passage back from wherever it is that they are going.
What the children find is a wood between the worlds- a magical, serene place where one can access many different worlds, possibly even different universes or dimensions. Never the sort to pass up excitement, the duo decides to investigate some of these worlds for themselves. What they find is sometimes alarming, sometimes beautiful, and always fascinating. From the last gasp of a dying world, to the creation of a brand new one, The Magician's Nephew spins a compelling tale of loyalty, adventure, evil, and the good which will triumph over all.
Clive Staples Lewis, Born in England, was an author, professor, theologian, and Christian apologist. As a professor, Lewis regularly interacted with fellow authors J.R.R. Tolkien and Louis Carroll. Along with his many theological works, Lewis wrote ten children's books - the seven novels which comprise the Chronicles of Narnia, and his Space trilogy.
"decided I needed to read this series after hearing all the fundamentalist church goers. I saw the movie first then decided to read this book. Glad I did, how can you ever go wrong with CS Lewis. Started on my adventures to Narnia and never looked back, and honestly this gave me a great reason to never grow up."
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