The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia)

The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis Pure enchantment. It's nice when you get old enough to start reading fairy tales again.This is a prequel, meant to be read before the others in the series, but I had never read it. Now I know why there is a lamppost in Narnia, and why the wardrobe is the way to reach Narnia, and how Jadis the Witch ended up there accidentally, and all manner of other important stuff. I have to admit I got a little sniffly at the end there when the origin of the wardrobe was explained. I thought the dialogue in this one was especially hilarious, and much of the genius of it is probably lost on children. But it's fun for us older kids. Onward to the next...