The Magician's Nephew

by C. S. Lewis

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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 225

1. How well does The Magician's Nephew answer questions about the history of Narnia that arise in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?

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2. Should The Magician's Nephew or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe be read first in "The Chronicles of Narnia"? Why?

3. How does the creation story of The Magician's Nephew differ from that found in Genesis? What is significant about the differences?

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4. How is Jadis "terribly practical?" Why would this be evil?

5. What events in The Magician's Nephew foreshadow events in other novels in "The Chronicles of Narnia"?

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6. What are the examples of Digory wanting to learn in The Magician's Nephew? How does his desire to learn affect his judgment?

7. How does Aslan sing Narnia into existence? What is important about creation being a song? How does the song affect events?

8. The silver apple seems very important. What does it symbolize? What does it do?

9. Write a story of your own about youngsters visiting the Wood between the Worlds and jumping into one of the pools.

10. There are wonderful images in The Magician's Nephew of animals erupting from the ground, of grass spreading as part of a song, of gold and silver trees growing out of coins, and of many other sights. Draw or paint pictures of any of these, trying to capture the spirit of the story of The Magician's Nephew.

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