The countdown to Walt Disney Pictures' and Walden Media's film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
begins this week with the release of The Chronicles Of Narnia Movie Tie-In Edition
For the first time, readers can experience Narnia in a collectible edition featuring an 8-page, fold-out insert based on C.S. Lewis
' own timeline conceived for Narnia. The stunning cover artwork from 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' movie introduces a dashing new hero-actor Ben Barnes
') as Prince Caspian.
The full-color timeline, recreated from C.S. Lewis's original and paired with Pauline Baynes' classic full color illustrations for the first time, provides the key to the passage of time in Narnia and Earth by laying the two worlds side by side. Never before has C.S. Lewis's timeline been included in a complete edition of all seven books of Narnia
. Readers can now enjoy the beloved stories and use the timeline as a guide to orient themselves within the epic work.
This Spring the timeline will be expanded into Narnia Chronology: From the Archives of the Last King
(April 1, 2008; $19.99), an interactive version of The Chronicles of Narnia. Narnia Chronology
will include pop-ups, gatefolds, pull tabs and many other exciting features to tell the stories in a sweeping linear format as C.S. Lewis imagined it.
On May 16, 2008, audiences will be enthralled by the film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.' With The Chronicles Of Narnia Movie Tie-In Edition
and Narnia Chronology
, readers will have the chance to experience Aslan's world first, in their own imagination.
Clive Staples Lewis, known as Jack to his friends, was born in 1898. Lewis and his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien
, the author of the Lord of the Rings
trilogy, were part of the Inklings, an informal writers' club that met at a local pub to discuss story ideas. Lewis's fascination with fairy tales, myths, and ancient legends, coupled with inspiration drawn from his childhood, led him to write The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
, one of the best-loved books of all time. Six further books followed to become the immensely popular The Chronicles of Narnia
. The final title in the series, The Last Battle
, was awarded the Carnegie Medal, one of the highest marks of excellence in children's literature.
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