Order of reading
Posted by Barbara on August 08, 1998 at 01:22:48:
In response to The Chronicles of Narnia, written by Alexandra on August 06, 1998 at 03:54:27
] I have to disagree with MaryB on which order they should be read. Although this is the order in which they were written, The Magician's Nephew is the first one because it tells of the beginings of Narnia and really sets the scene for the second one The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Other than that I would agree with MaryB's order. The Horse and His Boy is a strange one because it sort of floats, not really connected but for a small part of it....it could be the 3rd one. Hmmm....I might have to check that out!
I love these books! And kids love them too! Every year, many of my students read them of their own volition. One of the little girls this year wrote in her reading journal that she didn't understand certain things that were happnening, and I explained the Christian theme to her, then it made more sense to her--she (an intelligent 12 year old) was not picking this up on her own.
Even thought The Magiician's Nephew occurs chronologically before The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, if you read it first, it takes away a bit of the mystery in both stories. I have seen the Chronicles of Narnia as a boxed set and sometimes this book is #1 but other times it is numbered last. I usually reccommend to start with The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.
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