Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Chronicles of Narnia


THE LAST BATTLE by C.S. Lewis
Released: Sept. 18, 1956

"But with the help of Jill and Eustace, the children from the land beyond, he fights off the evil Calormenes successfully and the evil Shift is exposed."
A new episode in Narnia reunites all of C.S. Lewis's talents as story teller, politician, religionist and apt characterizer of human nature, for there are qualities of beauty and deep principle as well as the gaiety of a funny and brilliantly imaginative fairy tale. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW by C.S. Lewis
Released: Sept. 20, 1955

"Couched in Lewis' silvered prose, this is rich reading."
To all who have followed the adventures in C.S. Lewis' marvelous land of Narnia, this is a treat as it goes back to "grandfather's day" and tells how first contacts with Narnia were made. Read full book review >
THE HORSE AND HIS BOY by C.S. Lewis
Released: Oct. 5, 1954

"A beautifully written tale to read aloud as well, in which C.S. Lewis' talents seem to flower more than ever."
For his followers, and, we hope, anybody else who happens in, C.S. Lewis writes another wonderful Narnian adventure. Read full book review >
THE SILVER CHAIR by C.S. Lewis
Released: Oct. 6, 1953

"English fantasy we hope some young Americans may fancy."
A sequel to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) takes Eustace Scrubb, who went with the Pevensie children on their last voyage to the make believe land of Narnia, on a return trip—his time with a school friend Jill. Read full book review >
THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER by C.S. Lewis
Released: Sept. 30, 1952

"Fine fantasy."
More English make-believe and symbol-ridden adventure in a sequal to The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian; The Return to Narnia in which Lucy and Edmond Pevensie, this time with their spoiled cousin Eustace, journey again to fantastic Narnia for rousing and wonderful times. Read full book review >
PRINCE CASPIAN by C.S. Lewis
Released: Oct. 16, 1951

"More coordinated in construction, we think, than the preceding book."
Very special, somewhat mystic fantasy, this is a sequel to last year's The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Read full book review >
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE by C.S. Lewis
Released: Nov. 6, 1950

"Not recommended for adults!"
Although metaphysical rumblings may disturb adults, this wily symbolism-studded fantasy should appeal to children of an imaginative turn. Read full book review >