The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by C. S. Lewis

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Book Information

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

Important Quote: 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

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