Culture of Life Studies
Book Discussion Guide: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Digital Download)
Polly Plummer and Digory Kirke meet over a garden wall in a quiet neighborhood of London. Their friendship blossoms over the cold, wet summer that Digory lives with his aunt and uncle because of his mother’s ill health. Both children try to keep out of the way of Digory’s strange Uncle Andrew, until one day they accidentally find his study as they explore the old house. A self-studied magician, Uncle Andrew tricks Polly into touching one of his magic rings, sending her off into an unknown world and leaving Digory to follow and rescue her. A classic fantasy novel, The Magician’s Nephew explores the themes of selfishness, temptation, and obedience.
Recommended for middle school and up.
- Complete story summary
- Teacher notes and discussion guide
- Life Theme
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