The classic story now with a film tie-in cover and 8 pages of colour photographs fromt the live-action film coming December 2005. 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 The Story Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are sent to live with their reclusive Uncle in his mysterious country home. Lucy soon discovers a wardrobe that hides a doorway into the magical world of Narnia. Narnia was once a peaceful land of talking beasts, dwarfs, giants, and fauns. But an evil spell is cast on Narnia and it is now ruled by the White Witch, who has transformed it into a frozen place, where it is "always winter, but never Christmas." To the creatures of Narnia, the children now represent hope. Led by the powerful lion Aslan, the children must defeat the White Witch and free all of Narnia from her icy spell.
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 3-6-This classic tale celebrates its 50th anniversary with a delightful audio rendition. Actor Michael York's reading is a perfect match for this story. The narration is clear and distinct, and York's soft and soothing British accent adds the right touch. Listeners will fall under the spell of this master storyteller as they join Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan on their travels. Beginning with Chapter One when Lucy looks into the wardrobe and discovers Narnia and the faun, readers will find that this timeless story can still work the magic that C.S. Lewis intended. In this action packed tale, the four children take part in several adventures as they travel through Narnia on their quest to rid the country of the Witch and her followers. Narnia fans will want to listen to this story over and over again, and new fans will be created as they listen for the first time.-Ginny Harrell, William McGarrah Elementary School, Morrow, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners 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