The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by C. S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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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

 

Vocabulary List

Narnia
abide
appease
batty
bawled
beckon
breathless
briskly
brutes
camphor
centaur
charred
cinema
concealed
contentment
cordial
crockery
deformed
despair
dispute
dominion
dreadful
dryad
dunce
dwarf
earnest
enchantment
everlasting
faun
forfeit
fraternizing
gaiety

gibber
gilded
ginn
gloat
gluttony
grave
harboring
hastily
hoax
horrid
incantation
inclined
indigo
inquisitive
jollification
lamppost
larder
liberate
lithe
mane
marmalade
melancholy
mortar
muzzle
myth
nymph
occupant
ogre
parcels
pavilion
pax

plumage
premises
probable
prodigious
professor
prophecy
reign
remnants
resistance
revelry
satyr
scheme
self-indulgence
siege
skirling
sledge
snappishly
solemn
spectacles
splendid
stratagem
sulkily
superior
treacherous/treachery
treason
trifle
turret
vermin
wardrobe
whet
wretched

 

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