Book 19: Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published in 1950. It was the first published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956) and the best known; among all the author’s books. This book is perfect for anyone wanting to buy a gift for a young child this Christmas if you are stuck on what to get them, instead an electronic game for them to play, a book is always a good gift.
Most of the novel is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals (Beavers, Aslan the Lion) and mythical creatures (Mr. Tumnus is a faun) where the White Witch has ruled for 100 years of deep winter, “always Winter, but never Christmas.” In the story, four English children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, live in a big, old country house during their World War II evacuation from London. The youngest, Lucy, discovers Narnia by walking through a Wardrobe in the big old house one day, upon her first visit she meets Mr Tumnus. When she returns Lucy tells her siblings, but no-one believes her. Upon her third visit the other three siblings join her. In Narnia the siblings seem to fulfil an old prophecy, so they are soon adventuring both to save Narnia and their lives.
Lewis wrote the book for, and dedicated it to, his god-daughter Lucy Barfield. The main protagonist is also named Lucy.