Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Through the Wardrobe: Your Favorite Authors on C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia” as Want to Read:
Through the Wardrobe: Your Favorite Authors on C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Through the Wardrobe: Your Favorite Authors on C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia

(Smart Pop)

by
4.12  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The third in the latest film version of C.S. Lewis' beloved Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, will be released in December 2010. In a crowded market of predictable tie-ins, Through the Wardrobe - a collection of always thoughtful, frequently clever explorations of the series by sixteen popular YA authors that proves the series is more than its religious ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Benbella Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Through the Wardrobe, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Through the Wardrobe

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.12  · 
Rating details
 ·  147 ratings  ·  13 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Through the Wardrobe: Your Favorite Authors on C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia
Valentina Markasović
A collection of essay which may serve as good secondary sources. Most were insightful.
Skrivena stranica
Oct 26, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, non-fiction
These essays are shit and insult to C.S.Lewis. I saw better tumblr essays on comunity's favourite books daily.
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.com

To call this book a "Narnia movie tie-in," as some of the publicity has, is selling it short. The sixteen essays in this book cover all seven of the CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, and although there are several that deal exclusively with Prince Caspian, the movie of which is to be released this May, there are also insightful essays about the other novels in the series. In fact, one of my personal favorites dealt solely with THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER
...more
Maria Elmvang
I was hooked the very first time I read about this book, and even though I have now forgotten where that was, I didn't forget about the book, and was thrilled to finally get my hands on it. 16 essays about the Chronicles of Narnia - obviously a must for any Narniophile like myself.

Thankfully it was worth the wait. Most of the essays were charming and interesting, and if there was a slight unbalance with more essays being about Prince Caspian than any other book in the series, then that can be
...more
Amanda
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
All in all, its a good reads. I found most of these different points of view quite refreshing. So much so, I've decided to read "The Chronicles of Narnia" to my son as soon as he's old enough to enjoy them. (I'd give them to him to read for himself, but given the fact he just turned 2 years old, I'm afraid I still don't know if he's going to like fantasy like me or science like his father). All in all, very useful if you are planning to write an essay on C. S. Lewis' Narnia chronicles. Good ...more
Emesskay
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun little book of authors sharing their feelings about CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, why it made such an impact with them, why it still resonates with the modern reader. If you are a fan of the CoN, you might enjoy this book as well. Full disclosure, I got this for 25 cents at a library book sale. I see that the cover price is nearly $12. If I had paid $12 for this, my review would probably not be as positive. If you can get it from the library or at a used book sale, it is worth a read, ...more
Stas
Full disclosure: Read these for free when the essays were available on the publisher's site.

Mixed bag.
Some essays are interesting.
Personally, quite fond of Edmund essay, and the ones about food, the little things, about being good, and the one about the gap.

Some essays - no, just no.
Light and Darkness essay actually managed to annoy the hell out of me. If I wanted a history lecture, I would have picked up a history book or memoir or maybe even hunt down a history scholar or three.
The one about
...more
Brad
Aug 19, 2015 marked it as dnf-partial-read  ·  review of another edition
Picked this up because of Ned Vizzini's essay, "Reading the Right Books: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." Not being a big fan of fantasy, I've never read the Narnia books. But, as a Vizzini's completist, I still wanted to still give it a try. Predictably, I didn't get much from reading this essay other than further confirmation that I'm not a big fantasy fan. Ah well.

(view spoiler)
...more
Mari
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: research, nonfiction
Very meh. I'm a big fan of literary criticism and in-depth analysis, but these essays are fairly hit or miss. The one on Susan in particular irritates me, but I'm biased. Some are fun, some are tedious -- if you really love the Chronicles of Narnia, this fairly slender book is probably worth it. If you've just seen the movies and think Aslan is cuddly, do us all a favor and go read the damn books.
Trine
Apr 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
16 essays about The Chronicles of Narnia and why these books manage to captivate generation after generation of children - and adults as well. Well, of course I had to read it. And I wasn't disappointed. Even though I didn't know any of the writers (so Your Favorite Authors doesn't apply to me) I have gotten a new insight in the life of Narnia and C.S. Lewis.
Kerith
Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: about-books
I had a blast with these essays, especially the ones which discuss Susan's fate and how that's not so hopeless as one might think (as in, what the heck did Mr. Lewis have against lipstick anyhow?) plus the honest essay on a reader's crush over Edmund was hysterical. If you have read the Narnia books one too many times you will have a good time with this book.
Rebekah
Nov 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
A very well thought out grouping of essays that would be of interset to any Narnia lovers. Can't say that I agreed with all of them.
Sheila
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very interesting, though the chapter on Hitler was very boring and the book would have been much better with out it. Also, the authors kind of repeat the same stuff over and over.
Joy Kamedu
rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2017
Martha
rated it really liked it
Oct 31, 2020
Jessie Allick
rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2017
Cameron
rated it did not like it
Nov 16, 2014
Eric
rated it really liked it
Oct 05, 2011
Shivi Kaushik
rated it it was amazing
Oct 12, 2019
Jen
rated it it was amazing
Sep 30, 2016
Savannah
rated it really liked it
Jun 24, 2020
cera
rated it liked it
Oct 05, 2010
Elizabeth Wig
rated it really liked it
Dec 18, 2014
Clair Boolman
rated it it was amazing
Jan 05, 2018
Jessica Sprague
rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2014
Matt Randall
rated it liked it
Aug 21, 2010
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez
rated it it was amazing
Sep 21, 2015
Shuhada Karim
rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2013
angela meyer
rated it it was amazing
Jan 02, 2020
Anna
rated it it was amazing
Aug 29, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • New Moon: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion (The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, #2)
  • Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion
  • A New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series
  • Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5)
  • Reaper Man (Discworld, #11; Death, #2)
  • Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2)
  • Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14; Witches #4)
  • Ignite the Stars (Ignite the Stars, #1)
  • Hullmetal Girls
  • Burn
  • Rebelwing (Rebelwing, #1)
  • Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, #2)
  • My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business
  • Imagine Me (Shatter Me, #6)
  • The Twilight Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series
  • There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1)
  • Highfire
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
See similar books…
370 followers
What you should know

Name: Herbie Brennan

Occupation: Author

Favourite book: The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber.

Favourite subjects: Esoteric matters, psychical research, anomalies, Mac computers, other people and cats.

Favourite journals: Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.

Favourite holiday spot: Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland.

Number of books published: 116.

Total copies sold
...more

Other books in the series

Smart Pop (1 - 10 of 31 books)
  • Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix
  • Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Television Show
  • Five Seasons of Angel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire
  • Stepping through the Stargate: Science, Archaeology and the Military in Stargate SG1
  • Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly
  • The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The War of the Worlds: Fresh Perspectives on the H.G. Wells Classic
  • Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies and SD-6
  • Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
  • Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets

News & Interviews

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” That’s Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani human rights...
47 likes · 17 comments
“You deserve them because you chose them. You could have left them all behind but you chose to stay here.” 3 likes
More quotes…