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  • Published: New York : Collier Books, 1980, c1955.
  • Year Published: 1955
  • Description: 186 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0064409430 :
  • 0064405052 (Harper) :
  • 0064471101 :
  • 0060234970 :
  • 0020442300 :


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The magician's nephew

by Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963.

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Call number: J Fiction / Lewis, C. S.

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth

Additional Details

Youth level.

How Aslan created Narnia and gave the gift of speech to its animals.

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I love this take on the creation story, with Aslan singing the various things into being.


Amazing. Brings back memories.... Lol.




Prequel to the Lion the Which and the Wardrobe.


good book

C.S. Luis is your pusher

The first book in this series is wonderful and imaginative. The following are still pretty good, but they get increasingly pushy on the religious front. By the end it just feels like I’m being yelled at by a priest, who is telling me to go to church.

The audio books are narrated by Patrick Stuart, who does a fantastic job, I recommend it.

don't read this book first!

I initially read this nearly 30 years ago, and maybe once since, but didn't remember it at all. My 7yo brought home a The Chronicles of Narnia compilation*, which put this book first, so he insisted we read it that way. Although I find myself siding with the "read them in the order they were written" crowd, I figured it would be okay, since he was already familiar with The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

There are many parts of this story that are magical and lyrical and wonderful, but I also found the writing style to be a bit tiresome at times. I've been re-reading Narnia books in the past few years, and I don't remember having that reaction to others - maybe it was because I was reading this one aloud?


good book

Great book!

This book sets the scene for all the others. It is creatively written with amazing characters that you end up missing badly because you don't really see them again.


good series


A great novel by CS Lewis. Sets the background for the rest of the Narnia books.


A book created after the movie. Not bad.

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