Read kids book reviews of C.S. Lewis' classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia.
Did you know that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were close friends? Both fought for the British forces in World War I. Both men eventually came to teach at to Oxford University during the period of World War II. And both belonged to a book club there called the "Inklings". It was these experiences and their shared love of linguistics (languages) that largely shaped the conflicts and ideas found in both of their major works of fiction.
In both C.S. Lewis' "Narnia" series and Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", the forces of good battle the forces of evil against overwhelming odds and are eventually triumphant. Both classic series' include a supernatural figure (Aslan and Gandalf, respectively) who assists the powers of good even when it brings great pain and suffering to themselves.
There are a lot of parallels between both author's fictional works, but also with the world they lived in at the time. See if you can spot the similarities by studying early-mid 1900's world history and reading C.S. Lewis' classic series.
But don't forget to enjoy the many wonders Lewis brings to life in his books... centaurs, witches, giants, talking animals, fauns, dragons, ships, castles and magic.
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