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Review from Amazon.com: "This large, deluxe hardcover edition of the first title in the classic Chronicles of Narnia series, The Magician's Nephew, is a gorgeous introduction to the magical land of Narnia. The many readers who discovered C.S. Lewis's Chronicles through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will be delighted to find that the next volume in the series is actu Review from Amazon.com: "This large, deluxe hardcover edition of the first title in the classic Chronicles of Narnia series, The Magician's Nephew, is a gorgeous introduction to the magical land of Narnia. The many readers who discovered C.S. Lewis's Chronicles through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will be delighted to find that the next volume in the series is actually the first in the sequence--and a step back in time. In this unforgettable story, British schoolchildren Polly and Digory inadvertently tumble into the Wood Between the Worlds, where they meet the evil Queen Jadis and, ultimately, the great, mysterious King Aslan. We witness the birth of Narnia and discover the legendary source of all the adventures that are to follow in the seven books that comprise the series. Rich, heavy pages, a gold-embossed cover, and Pauline Baynes's original illustrations (hand-colored by the illustrator herself 40 years later) make this special edition of a classic a bona fide treasure. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title."


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Review from Amazon.com: "This large, deluxe hardcover edition of the first title in the classic Chronicles of Narnia series, The Magician's Nephew, is a gorgeous introduction to the magical land of Narnia. The many readers who discovered C.S. Lewis's Chronicles through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will be delighted to find that the next volume in the series is actu Review from Amazon.com: "This large, deluxe hardcover edition of the first title in the classic Chronicles of Narnia series, The Magician's Nephew, is a gorgeous introduction to the magical land of Narnia. The many readers who discovered C.S. Lewis's Chronicles through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will be delighted to find that the next volume in the series is actually the first in the sequence--and a step back in time. In this unforgettable story, British schoolchildren Polly and Digory inadvertently tumble into the Wood Between the Worlds, where they meet the evil Queen Jadis and, ultimately, the great, mysterious King Aslan. We witness the birth of Narnia and discover the legendary source of all the adventures that are to follow in the seven books that comprise the series. Rich, heavy pages, a gold-embossed cover, and Pauline Baynes's original illustrations (hand-colored by the illustrator herself 40 years later) make this special edition of a classic a bona fide treasure. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title."

30 review for The Magician's Nephew: Graphic Novel (The Chronicles of Narnia)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Shaun Lake

    I decide to re read the Narnia series after coming across a beautiful boxed set of all seven novels. Mainly this was out of nostalgia, as these were some of my favourites when I was young, and I was interested to see how they held up as adults. I found them all to be written very clearly with provocative descriptive prose, and narrative that often draws the reader immediately into the story. "The Magician's Nephew" is more clearly a children's tail than any of the other stories. In terms of const I decide to re read the Narnia series after coming across a beautiful boxed set of all seven novels. Mainly this was out of nostalgia, as these were some of my favourites when I was young, and I was interested to see how they held up as adults. I found them all to be written very clearly with provocative descriptive prose, and narrative that often draws the reader immediately into the story. "The Magician's Nephew" is more clearly a children's tail than any of the other stories. In terms of construction is it relatively formulaic compared to the other novels, beginning with the children discovering strange rings which transport them to Narnia in its period of creation. This is where the book differs from the others in the sequence. We get to see Narnia created from almost nothing, the birth or "arrival" of the godly Aslan, and the seeds of "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" in particular. The Christian metaphors are laid on a little thickly here, but a child wouldn't notice them, nor would the allusions to Christ or Adam and Eve spoil their enjoyment. As an adult I found the story very readable.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    I've had these set of books on my shelf for a long, long time. I must have attempted them once or twice as the first 100 pages or so I vaguely recognised. So, I was pleased when we picked the lion, the witch and the wardrobe to read to finally make use of them. They have not aged well. The language I found cloying and I could practically smell, and therefore gip, at all those references to Turkish delight. In the modern editions, this should be substituted to galaxy milk chocolate as an alternati I've had these set of books on my shelf for a long, long time. I must have attempted them once or twice as the first 100 pages or so I vaguely recognised. So, I was pleased when we picked the lion, the witch and the wardrobe to read to finally make use of them. They have not aged well. The language I found cloying and I could practically smell, and therefore gip, at all those references to Turkish delight. In the modern editions, this should be substituted to galaxy milk chocolate as an alternative. There are difficult topics which I don't remember at all, including sexism and slavery. I have read a few comments from other people on this and whether it's appropriate for a modern audience, or whether children are better off not knowing these things exist, or perhaps using it as a platform for discussion. It's not something that can ever be answered satisfactorily but censorship is something i think is more dangerous, ultimately. I know I should have read these when I was young and naieve, rather than forcing myself through them now, but I would like to say I had finished, and given the series a chance.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    thanks to claire for encouraging me to start reading this collection. her copies are old-school and have awesome pictures : ) Images that will stay with me.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lillian

    Graphic novel/comic book retelling of the Magician's Nephew by Robin Lawrie. My 9yo sister loves this. Graphic novel/comic book retelling of the Magician's Nephew by Robin Lawrie. My 9yo sister loves this.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    Next to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, this is my favorite in the Chronicles of Narnia.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Danae

    *I actually read the regular Magician's Nephew, but GoodReads'll take it off another year's list if i put it on this one.* *I actually read the regular Magician's Nephew, but GoodReads'll take it off another year's list if i put it on this one.*

  7. 5 out of 5

    AmyBob Stevens

    Meh, it's no Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe, but it'll only take you an hour or two and it tells how Narnia began, and why the Professor is so cool. Meh, it's no Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe, but it'll only take you an hour or two and it tells how Narnia began, and why the Professor is so cool.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Loved it-ready to dive into the magical world of Narnia!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    I liked this book, very interesting read

  10. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Thomas

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mande Driggers

  12. 4 out of 5

    ِEiman Jafar

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marco

  14. 5 out of 5

    Angie

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nora Shahien

  16. 5 out of 5

    Montserrat Fidler

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nali Adesso

  18. 4 out of 5

    Julia

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kayleigh

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tuppence Cornelius

  21. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kerry

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ellie Ball

  24. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Tissell

  25. 4 out of 5

    Doug

  26. 5 out of 5

    ninotaziz ninotaziz

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sackonnah Sackie

  28. 5 out of 5

    Thereadingdragon

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  30. 5 out of 5

    Chris

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