you are about to enter one of the most wonderful places in all of literature: c.s. lewis' land of narnia. this is the book that c.s. lewis intended to be the first in his landmark series, the chronicles of narnia. here we are introduced to polly and digory, who are tricked by digory's uncle andrew into becoming part of an experiment that transports them into the adventure of a lifetime. after being hurled into the wood between the worlds, the children encounter the evil queen jadis, who accidently accompanies the children back to england and wrecks havoc on the streets of london. when polly and digory finally take the queen away from london, they find themselves lost in a place that will soon be known as narnia.in this unforgettable story, c.s. lewis shows us how the adventure began -- the glorious birth of the land of narnia at the hand of its mysterious king.this beautiful deluxe edition is the perfect introduction to all the wonders of narnia and is a keepsake to be truly treasured.