Top 100 Children’s Novelists – #5 – C. S. Lewis

Top 100 Children’s Novelists: #5 – C. S. Lewis, 246 points.

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

#96 The Horse and His Boy

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

Here are the only two Narnia books that weren’t mentioned:
Prince Caspian
The Last Battle

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!

Here are my reviews of C. S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy for adults:
Out of the Silent Planet
That Hideous Strength

Some other fiction for adults:
Till We Have Faces
The Great Divorce

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.

Disclaimer: I am a professional librarian, but I write the posts for my website and blogs entirely on my own time. The views expressed are solely my own, and in no way represent the official views of my employer or of any committee or group of which I am part.

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