The Magician's Nephew was written by C.S. Lewis and published in 1955.


The Magician's Nephew

Narnia...where Talking Beasts walk...where a witch awaits...where a new world is about to be born. One a daring quest to save a beloved life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress, seeks to enslave them. But the Great Lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will become known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible...

Plot Summary Edit

Main Characters Edit

  • Polly Plummer - An 11-year-old girl who is friends with Digory and likes to explore.
  • Digory Kirke - A young boy who is friends with Polly and also likes to explore.
  • Andrew Ketterly - Digory's crazy uncle. He is said to be a bit of a mgacian who tried to go to other worlds.
  • Emperess Jadis - The evil ruler of the land called Charn. She wants to take over the human world.
  • Aslan - Known as the Great Lion, he is the creator of the land called Narnia.

Memorable Quotes Edit

"Aslan threw up his shaggy head, opened his mouth, and uttered a long, single note; not very loud, but full of power. Polly's heart jumped in her body when she heard it. She felt sure that it was a call, and that anyone who heard that call would want to obey it and (what's more) would be able to obey it, however many worlds and ages lay between. And so, though she was filled with wonder, she was not really astonished or shocked when all of a sudden a young woman, with a kind, honest face stepped out of nowhere and stood beside her. Polly knew at once that it was the Cabby's wife, fetched out of our world not by any tiresome magic rings, but quickly, simply and sweetly as a bird flies to its nest."

Teacher Evaluation Edit

Additional Information Edit

The Magician's Nephew is a fantasy novel for children written by C. S. Lewis. It was the sixth book published in his The Chronicles of Narnia series, but is the first in the internal chronology. Thus it is an early example of a prequel and includes many references to the previously published books, especially The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In more recent republications, the books have been re-ordered with The Magician's Nephew as book one. See The Chronicles of Narnia entry for more information on the ordering of the books in the series.

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