This text is published to coincide with the C.S.Lewis centenary in Novenber 1998. Celebrations will take place from October onwards.
Clive Staples Lewis, born in 1898, wrote many books for adults but the Narnia stories 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.
Gr 4-7-Book six of C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series is dramatized here by the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. The presentation includes the voices of approximately 24 English actors and actresses, a narrator, sound effects and background music. The voices are crisp and clear, and the characters are well delineated. The only flaws are the annoying and awkward grunts, groans, and sighs that are part of the sound effects. Douglas Gresham, Lewis's stepson, narrates the prologue and epilogue. There is excitement in the air as Eustace Scrubb's and Jill Pole's mission to save Prince Rilian from the evil Emerald Witch unfolds. As they escape from school bullies on earth, they are summoned by the great lion, Aslan, and given four signs to follow in their quest to bring the prince back to his aging father, King Caspian. Listeners will experience the cold and dark of the treacherous lands that Eustace and Jill traverse in this action-packed adventure that draws to a satisfying conclusion. A good purchase for libraries with C.S. Lewis fans.-Joanne Carhart, East Islip Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.