ANDREW EDWARDS & FLEUR THORNTON
Another book, another break from school, barbeque time! This time we are writing about a very well-known name. C S Lewis is one of those authors that most people have heard of, read one of his books or seen a film based on his work. He is most famous for the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ series, but did you realise that these great stories also explain his Christian faith? He spent a large part of his adult life hating God, questioning Him and trying to work out the answers. So what changed this incredibly intelligent man to become one of the world’s most popular authors? This was one of the most exciting books to write so far, and we hope that you enjoy reading it and doing the activities half as much as we did producing it.
The story of C S Lewis starts in a comfortable home in Ireland. From these beginnings C S Lewis met with several tragedies in his life which helped him develop his thinking. Today he is remembered mostly for the books he wrote. He sold over a hundred million copies and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages, including welsh, Chinese, Icelandic, and even Hawaiian.
Fleur Thornton and Andrew Edwards are both school teachers in England, Fleur in Surrey and Andrew as a deputy head in Warwickshire.
Another in the series Footsteps books for 7 – 11 year olds, linked to the Travel With series for adults. This is the children’s workbook. Following the pattern of previous titles in this series, the left hand page has the ‘story’ the right hand page many differen activities relevant to what has been read. The author’s enjoyment of their subject shines through and will be picked up by the children who have the chance ot use this book. C S Lewis, the author of the Narnia books, is already well known in the adult world not least from the book and film Shadowlands, this book will introduce young children to his story. GoodBookStall Review – Mary Bartholomew – 30/07/07