The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis
Author: C.S. Lewis
Published: 2002 (first published 1955)
Challenges: I Love Libraries
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Description: Polly's hand went out to touch one of the rings. Immediately, without a flash or a noise, she vanished. When horrible Uncle Andrew starts experimenting with magic, Digory and Polly find themselves in another world, and at the beginning of an incredible adventure, as the doorway to the magical land of Narnia opens This is the first adventure in the exciting Chronicles of Narnia. (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: I saw a set of books while volunteering at my church library and since I had not fully read the series in its entirety from start to finish and took the opportunity to read them.
Even though I do know that the books are geared towards the middle grades, I wasn't exactly wowed with the book and the book to be a little slow at times, even though it was cute. It definitely does give the reader a good introduction to the world of Narnia and serves as a launching point to the rest of the series.
Bottom line: As I said earlier, the book is a solid introduction to the rest of The Chronicles of Narnia series. It would be an excellent introduction to fantasy to that are a bit young to read the Harry Potter series and other fantasy books that are geared to older readers. Recommended, but strongly recommended for young readers who are interested in fantasy.
Pages for 2014: 28,152
* I will be posting the books in their chronological order rather than the publication order.