The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Chronicles of Narnia 2 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are sent to the Professor's house because of the air raids in Canada. While they are there, they get bored and decide to explore around the huge house. In one of the rooms it is empty except for a wardrobe. Lucy decides to go in the wardrobe and instead of finding the back of it, she finds Narnia.
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When she gets out of the forest, she sees a lamppost and a Faun named Mr. Tumnus. The Faun takes her to his house where he gives her tea to drink. After a while, she found out that his intention had been to put her to sleep, then take her to the White Witch (the evil "Queen"). He finally decides to let her go and he takes her back to the lamppost. Next Edmund goes inside the wardrobe and sees the Witch and then leaves. Then all four kids are hiding from Mrs. Macready and step into the wardrobe, and meet Mr. Beaver.

Mr. Beaver takes them to his house and tells them all about Narnia and about Aslan the lion, who they are supposed to meet at the Stone Table. After that, there are a series of battles and Aslan unfreezes everyone who was turned to stone.
The review of this Book prepared by Ashley

Lucy, one of four children, finds a door into another world. She goes there and learns from a reliable source of the things going on in that world, as far as who are the good guys and who is the bad guy. Her brother, Edmund, also went into the world, and the first person he meets is the evil witch, Jadis. Through lies and enchantment, she got him to believe her side of the story, in which she made herself out to be the good guy. Then she said she would reward him if he would bring his brother and two sisters (actually she was going to attempt to kill them to stop some prophecies from coming true.) He, his brother, and his sisters later return, and he betrays them to the witch. The witch takes Edmund as prisoner. Aslan, who returns swiftly, parleys with the witch and trades himself for Edmund. Aslan is horribly killed, but them returns. He then leads his army in the land of Narnia, with all four kids transformed into kings and queens, and kills the witch. Then, without remembering much of the world of Narnia, the kids return to their world after reigning as kings and queens.
The review of this Book prepared by reepicheep

Four children find a wardrobe in an old mansion and go through it and are transported to another world -- Narnia.
While in Narnia the children hear about the evil white witch, and they meet the Great King Aslan -- a lion. Aslan reverses the spell that the white witch has put on all of narnia. She kills the Great king Aslan, but Aslan has deeper magic and comes to life.   
The review of this Book prepared by Stefan Bishop

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was written by C. S. Lewis and is about four children who find their way through a wardrobe and stumble into the magical land of Narnia.
The review of this Book prepared by Casey

Four children enter a magical world after going into a wardrobe. Once there, they meet a variety of characters, all of whom, for the most part, are talking animals. With the help of the leader of this world, Aslan the lion, the children must fight the evil White Witch to save the land, Narnia, from her evil spell which curses the land to be always winter and never Christmas.
The review of this Book prepared by Jesse Matta

While playing hide and seek Lucy, the youngest of four siblings stumbles into a magical world called Narnia while hiding in a Wardrobe. She returns to tell her siblings of the magical world. The rest of the children enter Narnia to find a world that is constantly being held in a state of winter by the evil Queen. The only way to stop her is to find and bring back the legendary Aslan, a giant lion. The four set out on this quest but they do not know that one of their number has already met the queen and is working for her. The four must rise up an army to counter that of the evil Queen's army and lead it to victory.
The review of this Book prepared by Neil Morey

While visiting a country home, the four Pevensie children discover a magical wardrobe that leads to another world, a place called Narnia. When they discover Narnia, it is being ruled by the White Witch, an evil tyrant who makes it "always winter and never Christmas" in the land, and who kills at will. To save Narnia, the children must bring about the return of Aslan, a (literally) godlike lion - but they have a traitor in their ranks. This is the start to a classic children's series.
The review of this Book prepared by Ivy

Four children (brothers and sisters) from Earth venture into the land of Narnia, fight against the tyranny of a vile witch, befriend a Kingly Lion named Aslan, and are crowned Kings and Queens of Narnia.
The review of this Book prepared by Keith A. Webb

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a kid


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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