By C.S. Lewis
Reviewed by: Tristan K., age 9, California
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
Recommended for ages 8 and older
The Magician’s Nephew is the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. This book is about a boy named Digory and a girl named Polly. Digory’s Uncle Andrew is a “Magician,” and makes a couple of green and yellow rings that could possibly send someone to another world. Later Digory discovers that one of the rings can actually send them to a middle part of time with many different pools. The children discover that the pools can actually send them to different worlds.
When they decide that they should travel to a different world, they find themselves in a medieval place and venture out into some unknown ruins. They find a queen, but find out that she is actually evil and she is even a witch. Then they discover that they are actually in Narnia. Throughout the book the children travel through Narnia, exploring vast, beautiful places.
During this book, the kids learned that they needed to stick together and not bicker about unimportant things. They grew to understand that the only way they would get through the experience, was to work together.
When I read this book, I saw how it could be possible to compose the most out-of-the-world ideas into amazing thoughts in the craziest way. I recommend this to the people who love magic and mistakes that lead to victories, and to those who enjoy using their imagination.