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"The Magician´s Nephew" by Dawn D Davidson

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The Magician's Nephew is the sixth book of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, that is, if you are over the age of twenty and read them as a child. The new publishing order, numbering the books according to chronology, is a recent development, and one I am biased against!
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15 Feb 200845 Captain Faramir
I too am completely and utterly biased against the so-called "chronological" ordering. Psh, don’t they respect the intelligence and authority of the author? Secrets are meant to be revealed in a certain way, else nothing makes sense! *throws up hands in irritation* Argh!

But I do love this picture a lot, especially the mist and the pegasus (I forget his name).
3 Apr 2008:-) Désirée Dippenaar
The colour and lighting of this picture is really good - I like how it looks as though light is given off from the apple. And the colour of the Phoenix’s tail in the tree! Wow! The expression on Digory’s face is also very good, showing how indecisive he is as he looks at the apple... somehow this reminds me of the scene where he is confronted by the Witch outside the garden, and Polly and Fledge are waiting for him as he tries to make his decision.

Excellent cover picture! ^^
8 Aug 2008:-) Sarah Charles
This is wonderful! The lighting is perfect! I now want to go and read all of the books again! I love the phoenix, too, and Fledge, Polly, and Digory look great as well.
20 Dec 200845 Silfang
hmm, I thought the apples were silver. Oh well. I love Fladge in this pic.
25 Dec 200845 Chantel
I really like this story!
14 Jan 200945 Anon.
polly looks perfect!
17 Jan 200945 Anon.
27 Feb 2009:-) Ria Susan Witteman
i really hate the "original" order. its confusing and not helpful. i adore this book, it’s my favorite in the whole series and it bothers me how the movie industries and general common people don’t notice it.

:-) Dawn D Davidson replies: "I disagree. My experience is that the "common" people - i.e. the young fans of the books - are ONLY familiar with the current order and have no idea why I have numbered the books differently. They are always correcting me on it. 10

The film industry is making them in the original order because The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the most well-known in the series and was guaranteed an audience, not to tick off fans of the chronological order. Once that was done they had to stick with the original order to use the same actors for the roles, as the children age too fast to skip too many years between films in which they would appear.

I do not find the original order confusing at all...in fact I find reading them as they were written to add layers of meaning and discovery to the series that are not there when they are rearranged. There’s been some very good commentary written on this, but in the end it’s all a matter of personal preference."
6 Mar 2009:-) Bridget Johns
i feel like it is my duty to say that Lewis liked the idea of the order we have now, and very much agreed with the chronological order

:-) Dawn D Davidson replies: "That is the author’s priority, of course, and I know that you are referring to a statement he made in a letter to a fan...but he also said there was no "correct" way to read them. I personally feel that reading them in the original order adds layers of meaning and discovery that are lost when they are rearranged. There’s a very good article on the topic here: http://hope.edu/academic/english/schakel/narniaorder.html"
26 Jun 2009:-) Vicki "Kiddalee" Nemeth
I’m over twenty and most of the Narnia books I own (I didn’t buy a complete set at once) are numbered chronologically. That was in the mid-late ’90s. The first book I read was The Horse and His Boy and, while I didn’t understand who Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy really were at the time, I don’t believe it took away from any of the wonder of discovery. On the contrary, it helped me understand Sashta’s point of view better, since he knew as little as I. To hold children’s attention, it can be helpful to write books that can stand alone, even if they belong in the series. However, I do think that Diggory looks like a bit of a moron in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe if you’ve read The Magician’s Nephew first. How can he know so much, and yet when the Pevensies tell him about it, not make a more serious remark?
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'The Magician's Nephew':
 • Created by: :-) Dawn D Davidson
 • Copyright: ©Dawn D Davidson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Chronicles, Cslewis, Firebird, Horse, Magician's, Narnia, Nephew, Pegasus, Phoenix
 • Categories: Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Computer-coloured Picture, Computer Program
 • Inspirations: Other Author
 • Submitted: 2005-04-08 21:28:52
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 • Resolution: 500x500

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