By C. S. Lewis
A attractive paperback variation of The Magician's Nephew, ebook 3 within the vintage fable sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes hide paintings by way of 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator, David Wiesner, and black-and-white illustrations via the sequence' unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
On a bold quest to avoid wasting a lifestyles, buddies are hurled into one other international, the place an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. yet then the lion Aslan's tune weaves itself into the cloth of a brand new land, a land that might be referred to as Narnia. And in Narnia, all issues are attainable.
Witness the construction of a paranormal land in The Magician's Nephew, the 1st name in C. S. Lewis's vintage myth sequence, which has captivated readers of every age for over sixty years. this can be a stand-alone novel, but when you must trip again to Narnia, learn The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second one ebook in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Child,” he responded, “that is why the entire leisure are actually a horror to her. that's what occurs to people who pluck and consume end result on the mistaken time and within the opposite direction. The fruit is sweet, yet they detest it ever after. ” “Oh I see,” acknowledged Polly. “And i guess simply because she took it within the other way it won’t paintings for her. I suggest it won’t make her continually younger and all that? ” “Alas,” acknowledged Aslan, shaking his head. “It will. issues regularly paintings in line with their nature. She has received her heart’s hope; she has unwearying energy and never-ending days like a goddess. yet size of days with an evil center is just size of distress and already she starts to grasp it. All get what they need; they don't consistently love it. ” “I—I approximately ate one myself, Aslan,” stated Digory. “Would I—” “You could, child,” acknowledged Aslan. “For the fruit consistently works—it needs to work—but it doesn't paintings fortunately for any who pluck it at their very own will. If any Narnian, unbidden, had stolen an apple and planted it right here to guard Narnia, it will have safe Narnia. however it may have performed so by means of making Narnia into one other powerful and vicious empire like Charn, no longer the kindly land I suggest it to be. And the Witch tempted you to do one other factor, my son, did she now not? ” “Yes, Aslan. She sought after me to take an apple domestic to mom. ” “Understand, then, that it's going to have healed her; yet to not your pleasure or hers. The day might have come whilst either you and he or she could have regarded again and acknowledged it'll were higher to die in that ailment. ” And Digory may perhaps say not anything, for tears choked him and he gave up all hopes of saving his Mother’s existence; yet while he knew that the Lion knew what may have occurred, and that there can be issues extra poor even than wasting anyone you like by way of demise. yet now Aslan used to be talking back, virtually in a whisper: “That is what may have occurred, baby, with a stolen apple. it's not what's going to ensue now. What I offer you now will convey pleasure. it's going to no longer, on your international, supply never-ending existence, however it will heal. move. Pluck her an apple from the Tree. ” For a moment Digory may possibly rarely comprehend. It used to be as though the full international had became inside of out and the other way up. after which, like somebody in a dream, he was once strolling throughout to the Tree, and the King and Queen have been cheering him and the entire creatures have been cheering too. He plucked the apple and placed it in his pocket. Then he got here again to Aslan. “Please,” he stated, “may we move domestic now? ” He had forgotten to assert “Thank you,” yet he intended it, and Aslan understood. FIFTEEN the top OF THIS tale AND the start OF the entire OTHERS “YOU want NO earrings while i'm WITH you,” acknowledged the voice of Aslan. the kids blinked and appeared approximately them. They have been once again within the wooden among the Worlds; Uncle Andrew lay at the grass, nonetheless asleep; Aslan stood beside them. “Come,” stated Aslan, “it is time that you simply went again. yet there are issues to work out to first; a caution, and a command. glance right here, young children. ” They regarded and observed a bit hole within the grass, with a grassy backside, hot and dry.