Original Title: The Magician’s Nephew
Author: C. S. Lewis (England)
First published on: 1955
Language: Indonesia (translated)
Original Language: English
Translator: Indah S. Pratidina
Publisher: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Genre: Children’s Fantasy
“Tapi kami tidak bisa makan rumput,” kata Digory.
“H’m, h’m,” kata Fledge berbicara dengan mulut penuh. “Yah—h’m—kalau begitu aku tidak tahu apa yang harus kalian makan. Padahal rumput ini lezat sekali.”
Polly dan Diggory bertukar pandangan bingung.
“Yah, aku sih yakin seseorang mungkin sudah menyiapkan makanan kita,” kata Digory.
“Aku yakin Aslan akan melakukan itu kalau saja kau memintanya tadi,” kata Fledge.
“Apakah tidak mungkin dia sudah tahu tanpa diminta?” tanya Polly.
“Aku tidak ragu dia pasti sudah tahu,” kata kuda itu (masih dengan mulut penuh). “Tapi aku juga punya dugaan dia lebih suka bila kau meminta terlebih dahulu.”
About the Book:
[From the book’s cover]
Two children. Digory and Polly, has been deceived by the Magic and the quirky Digory’s uncle, Andrew. He forced them to make a choice that the result was a far more incredible adventure than a dream. They find other worlds in the magic springs, meeting the great queen who is also a cruel magician, and the newly awakened land of mercy. The door to the land of Narnia opens for the first time ….
Although Magician’s Nephew is the sixth books from The Chronicles of Narnia series from C. S. Lewis, but the story inside this book is about the origin of all the Narnia’s tales. From the creation of Narnia world, how this world can be connected to Narnia world, how the cruel queen can be at Narnia, and who’s the first human(s) to come to Narnia and meet Aslan.
This book hold a huge role from the rest of the story of Narnia. After reading this book for the first time, everything about Narnia is starting to make sense and I feel like a sense of intimacy with Narnia world because I now know about the history of Narnia world and how it all started. Reading this book giving the vibes like reading a fairy tale, but with many many metaphors. I think this book is very suitable for everyone including children. As an adult, we just had to be prepared for all the questions that might come from the kids after they read this because in some parts they might get confused. There are many positive message and very beautiful metaphor hidden inside this story. The story about Narnia is one of my all-time favourite. Some of Narnia’s fans said that The Magician’s Nephew is one of the most boring story about Narnia. I think maybe because there’s not much action inside. Not even a war. But as for me, I enjoyed reading this book. This book is convenient to be read on your spare time because it’s one of the easy-reading type of book. It doesn’t contain many hard words and the story is so lightweight you don’t have to think much while reading this. I’m not going to spoiled the story so I think I have to stop here. This is my third time reading The Magician’s Nephew book and I found myself closing the book after a few pages just to stop and think. This book never stop to amaze me.