It has been a long, long time, but it was time to try The Chronicles of Narnia with the kids. And it truly was magical. I had forgotten so much of the story, right up until the end, when the wood from the apple tree becomes part of the wardrobe that features so prominently in the next story.

Lewis’ writing is beautiful and Narnia truly a wonderful place. I was enchanted by Aslan (and wanted Morgan Freeman to do his voice).

Lewis’ characterizations are quick and evocative. We were all completely transformed into his world – both London and Narnia.

We were going to do The Princess Bride next, but now I think we’ll go on to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.