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Four children are sent to the countryside of England during the war to avoid the air raids. They go to live with an old professor who has no wife, only a housekeeper. While there, the children find an old wardrobe that if walked through, leads them to a magical place called Narnia. Although, the children did not all enter at once. Lucy, the youngest, of Peter, the eldest, Susan, the second eldest, and Edmund, the third eldest enters first, through the wardrobe and at the lamp post, meets a Faun. When she returns to our world the three other children don't believe her. Edmund taunts her, and one day follows her into Narnia. There he cannot find her and he meets the White Witch, She tells him to bring all of his brothers and sisters to Narnia. He agrees to her wicked plan thinking she is a nice queen. When Lucy sees Edmund she is filled with joy. She supposes that Edmund could back her up this time. So, when they get back Lucy tell her siblings about it, Lucy thinks Edmund will back her up, but apparently out of spite he denies he had ever been in Narnia. You see, both times Narnia was visited it was rainy days. So the next rainy day The House keeper was giving a tour of the house to some people, The house was well known for it's mysteriousness, and the house keeper often gave tours, and she'd hate it when the children were to get in the way, so as they were coming closer all four children ran to wardrobe, it seemed to have never end.
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Closing the Book C.S. Lewis explains that the children stayed and ruled until they grew older. They were known through the land and love. One day they were in search for a white stag. When they come upon a lamppost. At This time they had forgotten all of their earthly memories. The four decide to venture past the lamppost. The ending of the book is my favorite part because while venturing passed the lamppost they come upon a wardrobe door and are brought back to the exact day they had entered Narnia. They go to the Professor and tell him of their adventures. The professors believe them and give them this advice, "don't go looking for Narnia. It will come when you least aspect it, but remember Once a king in Narnia, Always a king in Narnia."
In conclusion, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is one of the best books I have ever read. C.S. Lewis did an exquisite job Detailing and explaining character development. He was very vivid in explaining the war and the way things looked. I could really picture this book in my mind. It was like reading a movie J. Well, overall, I enjoyed it very much and my opinion of this book is a great one. The four children destined to be rulers of a world we are not familiar to, fulfilling their destinies. I think that is a great story. I love the magic and the connection with the dawn of time. I'm eager to read the next one.