The land of Narnia: Brian Sibley explores the world of C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis's The Cronicles of Narnia have captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers all over the world. Now, in this exciting guide to Narnia, you can read all about the inspiration behind each of the stories, characters, and places in these seven magical volumes, and find out how their creator, C.S. Lewis, came to invent the world beyond the wardrobe door. Meticulously researched by writer Brian Sibley, and lovingly illustrated by artist Pauline Baynes, original illustrator of The Cronicles of Narnia, The Land of Narnia is a fascinating gateway into every aspect of C.S. Lewis's imaginative world.The Land of Narnia invites readers to delve deeper into the wonders of the magical place called Narnia, and examines how C. S. Lewis came to create this fascinating world. Meticulously researched by writer Brian Sibley, and lavishly illustrated with full-color and black-and-white drawings by Pauline Baynes, The Land of Narnia is an illuminating celebration of the mysterious world that lies just beyond the wardrobe door.

The Land of Narnia invites readers to delve deeper into the wonders of the magical place called Narnia, and examines how C. S. Lewis came to create this fascinating world. Meticulously researched by writer Brian Sibley, and lavishly illustrated with full-color and black-and-white drawings by Pauline Baynes, The Land of Narnia is an illuminating celebration of the mysterious world that lies just beyond the wardrobe door.

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About the Author:

Brian Sibley has serialized and broadcast numerous radio and TV programs for the BBC, including: J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, and Gormenghast, for which he won a coveted Sony Radio Award. Sibley's film books include the best-selling The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy and Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey, as well as The Disney Studio Story, Mickey Mouse: His Life and Times, and The Land of Narnia. He lives in London, England.

David Heyman is Executive Producer for the Harry Potter films.



Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.

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Grade 5 Up-- This handsome illustrated volume, a mixture of biography, plot summary, and explication of C. S. Lewis' well-loved Narnia series, should interest both children and adults. In addition to family photos and drawings from the books, the artwork includes full-page illustrations in glowing color. Sibley begins with the author's childhood, showing how it influenced his later writing. The next third of the book is a summary of the plots of all the Narnia stories. A discussion of the geography and natural history of the land is followed by "Creatures of Narnia," describing their origins in myth and legend. "The Hidden Story" talks about symbolism; the concluding chapter deals with the final years of Lewis's life. The book is a pleasure both to look at and to read, but its contents seem overextended, and retelling the plots is an odd way to encourage children to read the series. Much more enticing to young readers are the details Sibley includes from Lewis's life. --Ruth S. Vose, San Francisco Public Library
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