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The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by C S Lewis

Classics List - Fantasy Theme 2017-18

So far we have received 22 reviews of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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Samuel from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I quite enjoyed this book its probably my favourite out of the two books I was asked to review. I would rate this book 7/10. It was very adventurous and I like these type of books. My two favourite characters would be Lucy as she was always ready for adventure and managed to help out a lot. My second favourite would be the beavers, I love animals and these two were great they managed to complete their mission and helped out in battle. It was interesting and put me in different moods, mostly happy. There were a lot of cliff hangers and my favourite part would have to be the end where it said, "But if the professor was right, it was only the beginning of the adventures of Narnia." I really liked that quote and I really liked the ending when they won. If I could read it again I would and I probably will. I enjoyed this book and read it quicker then How To Train Your Dragon.

Marks out of 10: 7

Samuel from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is about four children who found a wardrobe which led to a magical world called Narnia. The children are called Lucy, Edmund, Suzan and Peter. I really like this book because it is an adventure/action book. I recommend this book to 7-11 year olds. The setting for this book is mainly in Narnia which is very winter like for most of the story but at the end, it turns into spring. I rate this book 7/10 because it is very interesting and intriguing because you never knew what was going to happen next. It is also very short and my favourite character is Peter because he is loyal to Aslan and he is very brave.

Marks out of 10: 7

Matilda from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This was the second Chronicles of Narnia book. It was by C.S Lewis. I really enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend this book to people who like books full of adventures. My favourite character is Lucy because she is kind and very nice. I was surprised when father Christmas showed up because I thought it would be the white witch but it wasn't ! My favourite part was when Mr Tumnus let Lucy go back home because it showed me that Mr Tumnus is a really nice person . I didn't really like the part where the witch was hurting Aslan the lion because Aslan did nothing wrong! I was also surprised when Edmund left his brothers and sisters to go and tell the white witch about them. I really hope you enjoy reading this book.

Marks out of 10: 10

Chloe from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I really enjoyed Narnia The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe. My favourite character was Lucy because she is the smallest in the group but I think she's the bravest. The book is written by C.S Lewis. I'd recommend this book for people who like fantasy and adventure. My favourite part of the book was when they went into Mr Beavers hut and they realised Edmund had gone! Now a summary about the book..... Four children (Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy) stepped into a wardrobe and found themselves in a snowy place called Narnia. A bird lead them to a quite place where they met a talking Beaver read the book to find out what happens next.

Marks out of 10: 10

Casper from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Four children : Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund step into a mysterious wardrobe, and find them selves in NARNIA. It is also always winter because of the White Witch that controls Narnia. It is sad at the end but happy at the end as well. I think the story is a very good book because something bad happens but then the author (C.S Lewis) makes something good happen as well. I really enjoyed this strange and mysterious book. My favourite character is Aslan the lion king. I would rate this book for children aged nine and over, especially those who enjoy adventure books!

Marks out of 10: 8

Isla from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

Before I read this book I had watched the movie, therefore I have decided to write my review comparing the book to the movie. There are not many differences between the film and the book, the director has kept it true to Lewis's version. The following are the ones I found to differ * If you refer to page 112/113, when Susan, Edmond, Lucy and Peter left the beavers house. In the film they went through an under ground escape tunnel from the beavers house, however in the book they escape by going out of the dam opening and walking down the river towards their destination. * Mr Tumnus the Faun in the film was turned into stone because he let Lucy go instead of giving her to the White Witch, however in the book he was put into a cell and kept as a prisoner. * In the film the White Witch's army set up camp in the forest where they prepared for the fight against Aslan and his arm, this did not happen in the book. * When Aslan sacrifised himself for Edmond the Son of Adam he was placed on a stone table, in the film Lucy gave him some magic medicine to help healing however, this wasn't written in the book. Instead she just sat with his lifeless body and cried all day. I really enjoyed this book, it was an adventure fantasy that I wanted to keep reading and makes me want to read the next book as at the end (page 203) it says: "And that is the very end of the adventure of the wardrobe. But if the Professor was right it was only the beginning of the adventure of Narnia." Another quote from the book that has made me more excited to read on is: " Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia. But don't go trying to use the same route twice. Indeed, don't try to get there at all. It will happen when you are not looking for it. And don't talk too much about it even amoung yourselves. And don't mention it to anyone else unless you find that they've had adventures of the same sort themselves. What's that? How will you know? Oh, you'll know alright. Odd things they say - even their looks - will let the secret out. Keep your eyes open. Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools?" I recommend this book to all children who love an adventure story.

Marks out of 10: 9

Isabella from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

I really like this book and its one of my favourite books that I have read so far. My favourite part is were Lucy goes through the wardrobe and goes through the forest I just don't know why I have loved these books since I was 4 because my mum used to read them to me I advised you to give this book to either a 7 year old and over I hope that other people like this book and I think that C.L Lewis is a great author I really like this book and you should too. My favourite character is Lucy because she is one of the main characters and she is a really happy girl. One day she finds this wardrobe and she looks inside it and starts to walk in it and cant find the end.

Marks out of 10: 9

Isobel from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

The lion the witch and the wardrobe. I really enjoyed this book because of the style, but parts were confusing because of how old the book is. My favourite character is Aslan because of his bravery and strength. His mane is a lovely dark blonde and his fur is rough and matted. My least favourite character is the witch because she makes it eternal winter and never Christmas.

Marks out of 10: 10

Elodie from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

The lion the witch and wardrobe I couldn't get in to the book. I would recommend it for people who enjoy adventure and fantasy books. The only thing that grabbed me was when she first went into the wardrobe and met Mr tumnus. Mr tumnus is half goat and half human and works for the witch. Like I said I couldn't get into the book and finish it all.

Marks out of 10: 3

Isabel from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

I loved reading this book and I would recommend this book to someone who love a book that is packed of adventure and excitement! I think this book is suitable for all ages. once you get into it you will think that I is the best book that you have ever read. when you turn the page you wont know what to expect. as you can tell I really like this book and I definitely read this book again

Marks out of 10: 10

Isabel from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

I loved reading this book and I would recommend this book to someone who love a book that is packed of adventure and excitement! I think this book is suitable for all ages. once you get into it you will think that I is the best book that you have ever read. when you turn the page you wont know what to expect. as you can tell I really like this book and I definitely read this book again

Marks out of 10: 10

Emily from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

I loved it. I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked the elements of child imagination mixing with the real world when Lucy went through the wardrobe into Narnia, and how she never stopped trying to persuade the other children that it was real. It was especialy heart warming when they all found out that there was really a magic land through the wardrobe, later meeting beavers, lions and , of course, the witch controlling Narnia. It was an exelent book , C S Lewis did a good job when writing this tale about enchantment, family and trust.

Marks out of 10: 8

Tiffany from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is about four children during the war time, who are staying in the countryside to be safe from bombing raids. Their names are Peter, Lucy, Edmund and Susan. The children discover that they are staying in a professors house, so they go and explore. They discover a wardrobe, which leads into a wonderful but dangerous, land called Narnia. Their aim is to defeat the White Witch because she turns creatures into stone, and covers the entire land with snow. The real king is Aslan, who is a lion, but at the end the four children do defeat the White Witch and they become Kings and Queens! This book is by C.S Lewis and I would recommended this book to 9 year olds and over. This book is also suitable for people who like action and adventure. I love this book and its one of my favourite books. I think everybody should read it! Also some of the characters in this book are Mr Tumnouse, Aslan, The White Witch, animals and creatures (in general) and the four children. I wonder if you will like this book? I hope you do!

Marks out of 10: 10

Violet from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book is about four siblings Peter, Susan, Lucy, Edmund and they enter there wondrous wardrobe and find that is magical. when they go into the wardrobe Lucy meets a creature that is half fawn half human, when she comes back with her siblings the half human and half fawn (Mr Tumnus) has disappeared and the white witch has taken him and froze him... Will the siblings be able to save themselves and others? What will happen? Edmund also gets caught in the witches trap and his siblings are on a journey to save him. The siblings have to go into a battle and earlier in the story Santa Claus came and gave them all weapons which they have to use in the battle. By the way the White which banned Santa Claus from coming to Narnia the island/fantasy world the siblings are in. This book is suitable for ages 8+. I hope you enjoy this book if you arenget the chance to read it.

Marks out of 10: 8

Eva from Year 7, Healing School - A Science Academy:

My favourite part is when all the characters are walking through the wardrobe and show up in this snowy world called narnea. I would recommend this book to 5+.

Marks out of 10: 7

owen from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

It was cool at the beginning but it got boring when i got half way in

Marks out of 10: 5

harry from Year 4:

My review on “THE LION,THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE” it's a good book and it has animals and fantasy. My favorite character is Aslan the lion. It has little pictures and a really good story line, It includes many different characters and it is also a film so overall it's a good book

Marks out of 10: 10

Jorja from Year 6, Montagu School, Mexborough:

I thought it was a Good and exciting book which I enjoyed very much. I think that it was a great book because there was a lot of interesting things happening and there was a lot of adventure in it.

Marks out of 10: 4

Sienna from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

This book is an amazing story to read to children who know about the war and who understand the concept of why young children are sent away. I love the part where Lucy goes into the Cupboard because this for me is where the story actually starts and at this point I want to read more.

Marks out of 10: 7

max from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

I really liked this book but i changed it because i prefer horror storeys that go quickly in to storey.

Marks out of 10: 6

Freya from Year 5, Saltersgate Junior School:

This book was really interesting because there was lots of adventure in it. It was about four children that were evacuated and they go and live in a big house with a professor. One of the children find a lost land called Narnia and all the other children then she has a wild imagination. Then the other children find the land too and they apologise to her. Then they find out that Edmund had been in the land before and was on the white witches side. Can they get him back before the battle commences (or the white kills Aslan) for them to sit on the thrones and the white witch is destroyed? This book was full of excitement and that's why I like it. My favourite character was Aslan because of his kind personality and he sacrificed himself.

Marks out of 10: 10

Hannah from Year 7, - Home Educated -:

I loved this book when I was younger not as much now but I still do I love all the characters and the magic that is you walk through a wardrobe in a spare room or war drobe in the land of spare oom as one of the characters call it you could find your self in this magical country where it is always winter but never Christmas but with the help of a loin they will put a stop to the white witch who is the evil queen making it winter forever I would recommend this book to people aged 5-9.

Marks out of 10: 5

 

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