Beth and Chrissi Do Kid Lit: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Beth!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
The Magician’s Nephew


When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy took their first steps into the world behind the magic wardrobe, little do they realise what adventures are about to unfold. And as the story of Narnia begins to unfold, so to does a classic tale that has enchanted readers of all ages for over half a century.



This book has been a long term favourite of mine. I remember adoring it years ago and still loved reading it now. It’s one of those older children’s classics that I don’t feel is too dated. I know children at the current primary school I’m at who are reading and very much enjoying The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It is one of the Chronicles of Narnia books that really stands out to me. I don’t know whether it’s because my siblings and I adored the cartoon version (which I’m happier to say is older than us both!)


I love how simple this story is! It’s never boring though. There are so many amazing characters. I love the siblings, I adored Mr Tumnus. Just look at him in the above picture! Adorable. I think Edward is such a great character. He was so easily corrupted by the Witch.


I think this book has got everything that you’d look for in a children’s book. It’s engaging, action packed and fast paced with some interesting characters thrown into the mix!


Aslan is one of my favourite book characters! I absolutely loved reading about him once more. As for the discussion/debate about whether this book is a Christian allegory, I have to honestly admit that I can only see it now that I’m an adult. The thought NEVER crossed my mind when I was reading and enjoying this book as a young child.

If you haven’t read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, I strongly suggest that you do (and look past the Christian allegory if you can). It’s a fantastic children’s book and I’m glad we revisited it for this challenge. For Beth’s review, check out her blog HERE

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Next up in Beth and Chrissi do Kid Lit Challenge (June):
Velveteen Rabbit- Margery Bianco

13 thoughts on “Beth and Chrissi Do Kid Lit: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who noticed the Christian allegory as a child, it’s just one of those things you discover when you get older. When you do realise it I think it makes what becomes of Susan a little more sinister, but I don’t think it changes the fact that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a delightful children’s story. 🙂

  2. I’ve read it like thrice in my life and I always love it and find myself coming back to it. Sadly I lost interest while reading the second book and so I haven’t completed the series. I don’t know how to cope with the trauma of not finishing this series which of course could be my favourite. 😦

    • I don’t recall finishing the series. We aim to continue this series within our Kid-Lit Challenge. It won’t be this year, but the next book will be featured in next year’s kid-lit!

  3. Pingback: Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit 2015 – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis | bibliobeth

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