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Jul 01, 2021kyang_91 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Digory’s mother is suffering from a life-threatening disease, and to make matters worse, he and his friend Polly are mischievously sent to a new world by his uncle Andrew. In this world, they discover a forest containing many pools of…
May 09, 2021dgiard rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
"The Magician's Nephew" was not the first book that C.S. Lewis wrote for his classic Chronicles of Narnia; but its story is first chronologically, and it often appears first in omnibus editions of the Chronicles. So, as I set out to…
Mar 14, 2021
Of this book of the Chronicles of Narnia, I wold like to point out the beauty of the narration of The Creation of Narnia.
Feb 09, 2021Foreverhope rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
"The Magician's Nephew" is the beginning of "The Chronicles of Narnia"; a beautifully allegorical series of 7 books by C.S. Lewis. In this first installment, we find that Digory and Polly discover, Nothing, until it becomes something when…
Nov 07, 2020The_Zookeeper rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
The audiobook was good, and if it's the same reader, I'll probably move on to the second book. Yes, I know the whole thing is an allegory, but I'm choosing to ignore that and just enjoy the story. I owned the books as a kid, but never…
May 28, 2020yellow_zebra_264 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Another great Narnia story. “The Magician’s Nephew” discusses the origins of Narnia and some of the things that are part of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” story. I still think the latter is my favorite, but this one is great as…
May 18, 2020ArapahoeKristy rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I have always loved The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe but hadn't read The Magician's Nephew in many years. I enjoyed rediscovering the story of how humans first encountered Narnia and the origins of key things that come into play in…
May 06, 2020
Its the book that talks about a amazing WORLD!!!!
Mar 31, 2020JCLSallyT rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
An origin story full of magic and adventure! This story tells of Digory, Polly, and the rotten Uncle Andrew who tricks them into traveling to other worlds. Here the children discover and explore new worlds and must fix the wrongs they…
Jan 08, 2020TSCPL_AlexH rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I have always loved The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe so I was curious about this story. It did not disappoint. This is a sort of origin story for how Narnia came into existence.
Jul 03, 2019
I enjoyed this book because it was interesting and exciting. I found out that this was the book where all things in Narnia started and the book before the lion, the witch and the wardrobe.
Mar 25, 2019IreadIreview rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A magical read that also explores themes of spirituality and the flaws of humanity. This was the first book of the series I had read (and I recommend reading it in the order preferred by C.S. Lewis: chronologically according to events) and…
Feb 26, 2019
This was an amazing book! Super detailed and I'm excited to read the next one!
Jun 03, 2018maryc0peland rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
C.S. Lewis was an amazing writer!!! This probably my favorite book in the Chronicles of Narnia!
Jan 13, 2018JCLBeckyC rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful classic. There are some dark themes in this children's story, but I agree with Matthew de la Pena's essay for Time Magazine, "Why We Shouldn't Shield Children from Darkness":…
Dec 28, 2017ADragonInTheLibrary rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A really fantastic work by a celebrated writer. You owe it to yourself to read this one.
Nov 24, 2017LoganLib_Kirra rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Magician's Nephew is a wonderful prequel to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. This book tells the tale of a boy and girl who travelled to Narnia and met Aslan and the evil witch long before the four children did. I really enjoyed…
Sep 06, 2017
A well written book that makes me want to have the same experience.
Aug 21, 2017
This is an excellent article which seems to summarize Lewis' true meaning of the series: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/c-s-lewiss-magicians-nephew
Mark_Daly
Aug 15, 2017
I'm irked that the publisher calls this the first book in the Narnia series, since it originally was published later than the others. Upon re-reading it I can see it could work as a gentle, fairy-tale-like introduction to the series. But…
Mar 14, 2017JCLDebbieL rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Discover how the world of Narnia came into existence. Although this is the sixth book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, the events that take place within the book occur before the children discovered the wardrobe in The Lion, the Witch,…
Mar 09, 2017TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Magician’s Nephew is an interesting story about trust, friendship and discovery. C. S. Lewis does an amazing job of making the reader feel as if they are in the story through the use of vivid imagery. The author also uses important…
Feb 12, 2017akzfineart rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An old-time classic, The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis is my favourite of the Narnia series. Polly meets Digory, the nephew of her next door neighbour, and while Polly has always considered Digory’s uncle odd, she never expected to be…
Dec 10, 2016
Once upon a time, there was a boy named Digory whose uncle was a magician. He created these rings which were made out of magic and that led to several other worlds. Digory’s neighbor was a girl named Polly and they went to Digory’s house…
Nov 09, 2015karatemaster rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is one of my favourites in my Narnia book collection. It is funny, with memorable characters and tells us the beginning of a world we love. The villain is very well-written and done, with more (I believe)…