A Treasury of Narnia

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9780001857162: A Treasury of Narnia

Narnia fans of all ages will love this sumptuous, full-colour Treasury packed with information about C. S. Lewis and his most famous creation.

If, like many readers of Narnia, you have secretly pushed against the back of a wardrobe to see if you could enter Lewis’s magical land, this book is for you! It is an appreciation of Narnia and all things Narnian – Aslan, Earthmen, Marsh-wiggles, countries under the earth and across distant oceans – and of C. S. Lewis himself. Aimed both at children and adults, there are sections on different aspects of Narnian life and its customs, on the people who travelled to Narnia, on its rulers, wise or evil, and on the books themselves. It is illustrated throughout by Pauline Baynes’s intricate drawings which are almost as much a part of Narnia as the text; there are also many early photographs of the author and his family, showing his childhood, his homes and his inspirations.

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“The magic of C. S. Lewis’s parallel universe never fades,”
The Times

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C.S.Lewis's classic Narnia books have long been cherished by millions of readers around the world for their wonderful portrayal of a magical and unfamiliar world. Ever since the books were first published in the early 1950s, readers have been eager to know more about this fascinating land, and while several books have been written on C.S.Lewis himself, and his many adult works, there is nothing to compare with this new and beautiful volume about Narnia.

Inside, you can discover where C.S.Lewis's idea came from, and what he was like both as a small boy and as he grew up. You can read too about the founding of Narnia itself, its quirky time-keeping, its adjoining countries and their customs, its unusual creatures, and even how to make some of the delicious food that is so lovingly described.

In addition, the book is graced with photographs of C.S.Lewis's early life and homes, and with many of the original illustrations from The Chronicles, now in colour. Pauline Baynes's immaculate eye for detail and her clever use of the artist's palette have rendered her already excellent drawings into something outstanding.

Together Brian Sibley, the well-known broadcaster and critic, and Alison Sage, writer and compiler of the much-acclaimed 'Hutchinson's treasury of Children's Literature, 'have painstakingly researched and presented a vital new addition to the Chronicles of Narnia which lovers of that world and its inhabitants should not be without.

“The magic of C.S.Lewis’s parallel universe never fades”
'The Times'

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