I posted the trailer for the latest Chronicles of Narnia film earlier. That’s right, Prince Caspian will be coming to theaters this May, just a few months from now. If you want to read, or re-read the series in anticipation of the film, HarperCollins is releasing a handy all in one movie tie-in volume:
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is now a major motion picture from Walt Disney Pictures and
Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures and epic battles between good and evilâ€”the book that has it all is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.
For over fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.
This edition presents all seven booksâ€”unabridgedâ€”in one impressive volume.
This volume comes with a bonus:
an 8-page, fold-out insert based on C. S. Lewisâ€™s own timeline conceived for Narnia. This special full-color timeline, recreated from C. S. Lewis‘s original and paired with Pauline Baynes’ classic full-color illustrations for the first time, provides the key to the passage of time in Narnia and Earth by laying the two worlds side by side. Never before has C. S. Lewis‘s timeline been included in a complete edition of all seven books of Narnia.
I can’t wait to see the movie and plan on re-reading Prince Caspian before the film’s release. I hope to find the time to offer my thoughts on the book, and the series as a whole, before May rolls around.
I never did see The Golden Compass or offer my thoughts on that particular book turned movie, but maybe I can catch it in the dollar theater and rectify that soon.