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C.S. Lewis : the man behind Narnia

Author: Beatrice Gormley
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Hardly anyone who knew Jack [the name Lewis was known by] in the late 1940s would have expected him to become a beloved children's author. One good friend, an early pupil, said afterward that "in all my acquaintance with [Jack] he never revealed his imaginative side." ... But the important thing was that Jack had never lost touch with the child in himself, although he did not share this side of himself with many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: C S Lewis; C S Lewis; C S Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice Gormley
ISBN: 0802853013 9780802853011
OCLC Number: 58790019
Notes: Revised edition of: C.S. Lewis : Christian and storyteller. 1998.
Description: xi, 180 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: "He is Jacksie" --
Jack leaves home --
The greatest pleasure --
War and recovery --
Mrs. Moore and Mr. Lewis --
On a quest --
Friends, faith, and stories --
Defender of the faith --
Escape to Narnia --
Exploring Narnia --
Joy and a miracle --
Farewell to Shadow-lands.
Responsibility: Beatrice Gormley.

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With more than 50 photographs, this photo biography tells the story of C S Lewis' life and work. It features his boyhood in Belfast, Ireland, where he and his brother created their first imaginary  Read more...

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"Young devotees of the Chronicles of Narnia will enthusiastically sink their literary teeth into this biography about writer C. S. Lewis. Clearly written, solidly researched, and insightful." - Read more...

 
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