Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Children's fantasy novel
The fifth grade English class has been reading the classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe written by C.S. Lewis, which was published in 1950. The adventure starts when four ordinary children – Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy – are sent to the country to avoid danger in WWII. In the old house, they find their way into the magical land of Narnia by entering a wardrobe. Here are our comments about the book:
Learning Partner A: I like the book because there are fantasy characters like Mr. Tumnus, a faun who is half man and half goat.
Learning Partner B: I like the book because I think it would be amazing to enter into a fantasy world through my closet.
If you read the book, you can practice your English and discover a fascinating fantasy world through the wardrobe. You can also find out who the witch and the lion are, and who they represent in the biblical allegory. We highly recommend reading it! If you like it, there a whole series, The Chronicles of Narnia, to explore.