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The Giant Surprise: A Narnia Story
And now the door to this magical world is opened again with a brand-new story. Based on beloved characters introduced by C. S. Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia, The Giant Surprise presents a new adventure specially created for much yo ...more
Narnia:a world made by magic from the start of time,
full of marvelous creatures, talking beasts,
and trees that sometimes get up and dance.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published May 24th 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
(first published March 1st 2005)
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Apr 21, 2012 Rachel rated it liked it
This book was a little random, but had a good story at heart. The theme was friendship but it was told in a very creative way, with the main characters being a Narnia creature called Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle and his niece a young Wigglet named Lally. They have to save their friends the marsh mice from the evil giants who want to eat them. I thought the illustrations were very engaging and fun, though it seemed more like a Philip Pullman or L.Frank Baum book rather than a C.S. Lewis story. Rec ...more
This companion children's book to Narnia is great for very young readers, especially as an introduction to the world. The story itself has no where near the substance of Lewis's work, and I'd say the book's most redeeming quality is the illustrations. But for a huge Narnia fan like me, I am glad to have it in my collection.
I liked this book. I loved the pictures that were on every page to help my imagination for the story. I liked how the book caught my attention but was short enough that I didn't get distracted. I learned that friendship is a great deal and that no matter what size you are, big or small, we should care for others.
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