Publication Date: October 16, 1950
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 940L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level T
Interest Level: Grades 5-7
Major Awards: ALA Notable Children's Book
Number of Pages: 208 pages
Approximate Word Count: 37,990 words - The average reader will spend 2 hours and 31 minutes reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
Book Themes: Good vs Evil, Betrayal, Transformation, Compassion and Forgiveness, Courage, Family, Man and the Natural World
Genre: Classic Fantasy
Setting: London and Fictional Setting - Magical Kingdom of Narnia
I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been - if you've been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing is ever going to happen again.
First Line: ONCE there were four children whose names were Peter,
Susan, Edmund and Lucy.
Point of View: Third Person (Omniscient)
* Estimate from Reading Length