I don’t think I have reviewed any book on this blog yet. About time then, since books are certainly among my favorite gifts for kids. I found a gorgeous gift set of all seven books of the Narnia Chronicles on sale at Amazon and figured this one was well worth noting.
I absolutely adored the Narnia books as a kid. I must have been 10 or 11 when I found them, and I read through all seven of them, more than once. Now that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been made world famous with the recent movie, I highly recommend getting the full set for your own kid or as a gift to someone close. Hopefully, lured in by the movie, they will go on to discover the book edition and be curious enough to learn about the rest of the Chronicles of Narnia. My favorite is the one that is chronologically the first of the tales: The Magician’s Nephew, which tells you how Narnia was created and how the entire story began.
Age-wise, I think that if a kid is old enough to be reading this level of English on her/his own, they’re probably the right age for the books – probably not younger than 8 or 9. What a wonderful prelude to the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings a few years down the road!
The Green Angle
These being classics in a special boxed edition, I do believe these books stand a good chance at becoming a sort of a family heirloom, thus a very durable gift that will last for decades. I sure hope the won’t be recycled too quickly!