Series: The Chronicles of Narnia #1
Published by HarperCollins on January 2, 2008
They open a door and enter a world
NARNIA...the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...the place where the adventure begins.
Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.
I loved this book growing up and still enjoyed it now. I think this is because it has the fantasy element for children but has a religious undertone as well. It has been greatly debated whether Aslan is to represent Christ. Edmund, who when first entering Narnia was put under at trance by the White Queen betraying those near to him. Aslan, sacrifices himself to save the boy dying on the stone table by his enemy. It has been thought that this was to symbolize Christ’s crucifixion.
On a lighter note, readers cannot help falling into the world of Narnia; with a cast of colorful characters, treachery and good rising over evil it is with sadness to close this book and depart from the Pevensie children and the land of Narnia.