The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Recommended by Miss Rushworth

What could be better than being transported into another world – the mystical world of Narnia – where it is always winter but never Christmas, where fawns talk with visitors and share their words of wisdom, before being bellowed at by an evil queen?

This is what happened to four children who had been evacuated to the countryside during the war and went off to play in the bedroom of an old house.They find a magical wardrobe and soon find themselves in a world of enchantment, adventure and danger.  However, help is on hand from the Great Lion Aslan who befriends them along their journey – will he be able to save them from the perils which lie ahead?

I love the wit and wisdom of C.S.Lewis. His writing opens up the world of adventure and escapism and yet running alongside the story line is a deeper life lesson or moral to the story.  Many have made the parallel between Aslan and Jesus. 

Read the story and see what you think. 

If you love this one, there’s a series  of seven titles within the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ to engage older children and adults alike.