Key title For the first time, an edition of Lewis's classic fantasy fiction packaged specifically for adults. Complementing the look of the author's non-fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive "P.S." section about the history of the book, plus a sample chapter from its sequel. New edition designed for adults - fully reset and without the distraction of someone else's drawings, the stories have a surprisingly mature quality. Includes a unique "P.S." section about the history of this particular book, plus a sample chapter from the next novel. A smart cover design packaged to match the C.S. Lewis adult Signature Classics, for those who like to read and collect all his books in a uniform edition. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe live-action film will open internationally on 9 December and is predicted to become another Lord of the Rings-style movie phenomenon. Sales of The Lord of the Rings increased ten-fold on release of the first movie. Published in June to capitalise on the pre-film hype - the first trailer hits UK cinemas in May 2005. Sales of The Lord of the Rings began to accelerate six months before the film was released.
Clive Staples Lewis, born in 1898, wrote many books for adults, though the science fiction Cosmic Trilogy and the Narnia septet were his only works of fiction. The final title, The Last Battle, published in 1956, won the Carnegie Award, the highest mark of excellence in children's literature.
Gr 4-8-In the third book in C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia (but the fifth installment in Focus on the Family's Radio Theatre production), Edmund and Lucy Pevensy along with their bratty cousin, Eustace, are transported through a painting into Narnia where they join Prince Caspian on a voyage to the west. The children are tested on this voyage, and visit strange lands and encounter unusual creatures. Eustace is turned into a dragon, and then helped to return to human form by Aslan, the lion god. This outstanding full-cast dramatization adheres closely to the book's text. Recorded in London, actor Paul Scofield is the storyteller, and other parts are dramatically read by other British actors. The production features sound effects and background music, which sometimes becomes obtrusive. While adults might find the story a little dated at times and the religious elements somewhat heavy handed, children will not notice and will enjoy the story. This is a more complete version of the story than the excellent BBC production available from Bantam Audiobooks (1998).-Louise Sherman, formerly Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
"The magic of C.S. Lewis's parallel universe never fades." The Times "When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness." C S Lewis