Study Guide

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Genre

By C.S. Lewis


Adventure, Children's Literature, Fantasy

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is recognized around the world as classic children's literature. C.S. Lewis wrote it for a child audience and dedicated it to his goddaughter, Lucy Barfield. It's written in simple, straightforward prose appropriate for children, and, just in case you still weren't sure, the subtitle is A Story for Children.

In addition to being a children's book, it's a rollicking adventure story in which our heroes set out on a quest to recover their kidnapped friend and end up ruling the land. It's also clearly a fantasy novel—the presence of mythical creatures like fauns, dwarves, and talking animals might have tipped you off to that one.

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