It’s been a long time since I posted this series of the top authors and illustrators from Betsy Bird‘s Top 100 Picture Books and Children’s Novel Polls. Perhaps I’ll finish before she starts another poll!
Tonight’s author came out #5 on the poll. He was my own #4, so I’m definitely happy about this one.
Two of his books made the Top 100 on Betsy’s poll, and here are her posts about them.
#5 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Here’s how the points were distributed, with links to my own reviews:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with 204 points from 32 votes
The Horse and His Boy with 20 points from 3 votes
The Magician’s Nephew with 17 points from 2 votes (probably people who thought of this as the first in the series)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader with 4 points from 1 vote
The Silver Chair with 1 point from 1 vote
And did you know there’s an audio version of The Last Battle with Patrick Stewart reading it?
I remember how sad I was the first time I finished The Last Battle, that the Narnia books were over, even if the characters were continuing happily ever after, I wanted to read about them!
Some essays and stories for adults:
Of Other Worlds
And a book of devotional readings with selections from his writings:
A Year With C. S. Lewis
I think I can safely say he’s the only author who will show up on this Top 100 list with this kind of breadth in his work.
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