Friday 56: The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis


* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
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* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Here's mine:
 "Polly was just beginning to cry, not with fear, and not even because he had hurt her wrist quite badly, but with furious anger."
From The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Product Description

When Polly vanishes after Uncle Andrew's horrid trick, Digory has no choice but to follow her. Touching the magic rings takes the children into a wood where mysterious pools lead to countless other worlds.
Their adventure opens up the doorway to Narnia -- a new and magical land where animals learn to speak and where trees are able to walk. But Narnia is under threat from the evil Queen, and Digory and Polly have to find the magical fruit that alone can save it.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (May 30, 2006)
  • ISBN-10: 0060875887
  • ASIN: B001O9CBQC
 Have you read this book? The Magician's Nephew tells us the story of how Narnia began, the origin of the White Witch, etc. Let me share with you what I remember about the book. It is a great adventure that sparks the imagination, for sure!

Two London schoolchildren, Polly and Digory, meet and befriend one another, despite Digory's misery over his mother's fatal illness. But they fall prey to Digory's arrogant uncle Andrew -- Andrew has created some magical rings that transport the wearer to another world, and he wants the two as guinea pigs. Polly and Digory only narrowly manage to return from a dying world.
But they had an unwelcome passenger -- Jadis, an imperious sorceress who destroyed her own world with one word, and now wants ours. Polly and Digory are appalled at what has happened and try to find some way of transporting Jadis elsewhere, using the magical rings. But when they do, they find themselves encountering the world that is just being created, by a strange lion -- the world of Narnia.
The Magician's Nephew is a very entertaining fantasy novel.

The Magician's Nephew Read-Aloud Edition (Narnia)

~ LadyD
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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