Author: C.S. Lewis
Category: Christian, Children's, Fantasy
Synopsis (c/o Barnes & Noble): "Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter."
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The second reason I recommend this book is because I firmly believe that we never completely grow out of our habits of dreaming. We may become more jaded as childhood fades, and start wishing for pots & pans or hardwood floors instead of ponies or race cars, but we never stop imagining or reaching for dreams. These novels bring to life everything a young person could secretly play out in their imagination, and (though we may deny it) what adults secretly look forward to when a child asks them to tell a story. Quests, adventure, tragedy and triumph, C.S. Lewis creates an entire universe where Good does not always win the battle, but definitely triumphs over Evil in the war.
I read the entire series in elementary school, and I don't think a year has gone by that I haven't read them again. Not only do they make me want to be a better person, but they send me to bed with amazing dreams of dragons, knights in shining armor, giants, battles, and love only God could be capable of.