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The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
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Joan Hi, Jen! Just wondering if you had read this one before "The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe"? As a child, I owned a boxed set that had LWW as #1 and "Magician's Nephew" as #6. I think prefer that order, with MN stuck in there as a flashback. Which order did you prefer? I wonder which one Lewis wrote first, what order he intended and preferred (if any), and whose idea it was to switch the order of the books around? I'm off to Wikipedia! :-)

Jennifer That's exactly why I'm reading TMN right now! I'm trying them in the new, chronological order, and I must say, I don't like it. There is a mention of something like "all the other adventures you already know about." I have a hard time convincing students to try the traditional order, but hopefully the fact the movies are done that way will help. The way we grew up with is the order in which Lewis wrote them, and some day I will actually put great big stickers on the spines to try and turn the tide.

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