Through the wardrobe : how C.S. Lewis created Narnia

Through the wardrobe : how C.S. Lewis created Narnia

Maslo, Lina,

First edition.

Publication Information
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]


Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm

Target Audience
Ages 4-8.


A lyrical nonfiction picture book about the inspired life of C.S. Lewis, the beloved author of the Chronicles of Narnia--from Free as a Bird author-illustrator Lina Maslo. Perfect for fans of The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown and Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children. As a child, Clive Staples Lewis imagined many things ... heroic animals and knights in armor and a faraway land called Boxen. He even thought of a new name for himself--at four years old, he decided he was more of a Jack. As he grew up, though, Jack found that the real world was not as just as the one in his imagination. No magic could heal the sick or stop a war, and a bully's words could pierce as sharply as a sword. So Jack withdrew into books and eventually became a well-known author for adults. But he never forgot the epic tales of his boyhood, and one day a young girl's question about an old family wardrobe inspired him to write a children's story about a world hidden beyond its fur coats ... a world of fauns and queens and a lion named Aslan. A world of battles between good and evil, where people learned courage and love and forgiveness. A magical realm called Narnia. And the books he would write about this kingdom would change his life and that of children the world over.

Personal Subject
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963-Juvenile literature.
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.

Subject Term
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Narnia (Imaginary place) -- Juvenile literature.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Narnia (Imaginary place)

Picture books.
Illustrated works.

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberCopiesStatus
Prescott Public LibraryBook823.912 LEWIS MAS1Checked Out