/ Key title A perfect gift for all Narnia fans - now with film tie-in boxed set cover. / Stunning new fantasy covers will appeal to readers of all ages / This beautiful slipcase edition will make a covetable collectors' item / Will attract readers of science fiction and fantasy stories / Will appeal to self-purchase readers and those looking for a gift purchase THE MOVIE The Movie oBreathtaking fantasy action-adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media releasing in the UK on 8th December 2005 oDirected by Academy Award winner, Andrew Adamson, director of Shrek and Shrek 2, which grossed over $450 million worldwide oCreatures brought to life by WETA, the Academy Award winning special effects team responsible for The Lord of the Rings oThe biggest integrated marketing campaign ever initiated by The Walt Disney company will support the release oBased on the beloved children's series by C.S. Lewis which has sold over 85m copies worldwide oStrong British cast including Tilda Swinton, Rupert Everett and James McAvoy oAdapted by Emmy-winning writer Ann Peacock
Clive Staples Lewis, born in 1898, wrote many books for adults but the Narnia books were his only works for children. The final title, The Last Battle, published in 1956, won the Carnegie Award, the highest mark of excellence in children's literature.
HarperChildren's Audio completes its latest set of recordings of C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, now available as a stylish boxed set. In 2004, Jeremy Northam and Patrick Stewart were the latest British Shakespearean actors to lend their voices to the classic fantasy series reading The Silver Chair and The Last Battle, respectively. Other previously recorded performers on the collection include Kenneth Branagh, Michael York and Lynn Redgrave. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
'The magic of C. S. Lewis's parallel universe never fades.' The Times "Forget Simba. There's a new lion in the Magic Kingdom! Long before J.K. Rowling dreamed up Harry Potter, Lewis was busy with his seven book series." E! Online "Like the 'Rings' cycle! the seven Narnia books have a long and loyal following." The Herald (U.K.) "Narnia offers huge scope for a profitable film franchise! fantasy is currently the toast of Hollywood." The Guardian (U.K.) "!a big, live action movie franchise to help spark new merchandising lines and theme-park attractions." Los Angeles Times
Gr 4-8-Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensey, the heroes and heroines from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, return in this fourth installment of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series. The four children are transported from an English train station to an island in the world of Narnia. Though Narnia has been at peace since the children left, it is now under the control of Wicked King Mirax. The youngsters, along with Aslan the great lion, must help young Prince Caspian restore Narnia's glorious past. This full-cast dramatization adheres closely to the book's text. Actor Paul Scofield is the "storyteller," and other British actors read the character parts. The production features sound effects and background music, and is a more complete version of the story than the BBC audio production (Bantam Doubleday, 1998). Children familiar with the series will enjoy this impressive production.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.