The Chronicles of Narnia - The Chronicles of Narnia are actually the inspiration for the name of this website. I have never read the books or even seen the movie, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, but I liked the sound of the word "chronicles" so I chose it for the name of this website, The Display Booths Chronicles. The Chronicles of Narnia, according to Wikipedia, is a series of seven fantasy novels written for children by C. S. Lewis. The series is considered a classic of children's literature and is C. S. Lewis's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 and illustrated by Pauline Baynes, The Chronicles of Narnia have been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, stage, television, and cinema. In addition to numerous traditional Christian themes, the series borrows characters and ideas from Greek and Roman mythology and from British and Irish fairy tales. The Chronicles of Narnia tells of the adventures of children who play central roles in the unfolding history of the fictional realm of Narnia, a place where magic is common, animals can talk, and good battles evil. Each one of the books features children from our world who are magically transported to Narnia, where they are asked to help the Lion Aslan handle a crisis in the world of Narnia.
Today, it seems the Chronicles of Narnia is even more popular than ever, though I'm not sure if it's so much with new readers or with new movie watchers, since there are now three movies based on the books: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), and according to Wikipedia the three-movie series is now the 20th largest-grossing movies series in history. I just hope some of the movie goers are inspired to actually crack open a book and read!
Some day, I will read the books, or at least one of them, or at the very least, I'll watch one of the movies.
The seven book covers of the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.
More chronicles (and older chronicles) coming soon. :-)