Lewis, C. S. The World of Narnia: The Wood Between the Worlds. Illustrated by Deborah Maze. HarperCollins, 1999. ISBN 0-060-27640-1. $14.95. Not paginated. A 2-6 PB Reviewed by Annette Van Wagenen In a story set about 100 years ago, Polly and Digory meet in London during the summer. One rainy day, while exploring the attic, they discover Uncle Andrew’s forbidden study. When Uncle Andrew gives Polly a magic ring, she disappears. Digory follows to rescue her and finds himself in a mysterious wood. When he meets up with Polly, they are plunged into the dying world of Charn. The evil Queen Jadis wants to return to London with the children to overtake their world. Polly and Digory’s exciting journey to Narnia is just beginning. Many adventures await them. This beautifully illustrated book lets young readers enter the world of Narnia. Maze’s rich water-colored illustrations vividly bring the story to life. Inspired by the original books, the enchanting characters and settings are brilliantly portrayed. This book will appeal to those whose hearts were captured by C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia as well as first time readers of this series.
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