Reread: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Note to self: reread The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe every year.
This journey to Narnia is a magical treat for young and old alike, and let's face it, I'm not sure you could get through the wardrobe if you were not young at heart. This book has such depth and deeper meaning that a seven year old wouldn't notice. The religious references throughout were clever and intertwined with the story without being preachy. (i.e. the Pevensie' being the Sons and Daughters of Adam and Eve).
I love Lucy, and not just the show. She is brilliant in her own way, she is trustworthy, honest and a true believer of magic. I wish we could have more Lucys in the world. Although, each Pevensie children has their own identity. Edmund, a polar opposite of Lucy and a little snitch, and the elder siblings, Peter and Susan are both rather serious and keep the two younger ones (or try to) on the straight and narrow.
I'll sum up the magical Animals in one word: Awesomeness! (and Mr. Tumnus is double awesomeness!) Lastly, good vs evil. The White Queen is a total bitch who needs to get out in the sun more to get vitamin d and be rid of her sickly, pale completion. Aslan makes a believer out of you and I could totally see him as the Obama of Narnia. (Let's make The White Queen Sarah Palin). My trip through the wardrobe was an adventure I never wanted to end. Narnia is its own Garden of Eden minus those rotten apples.