The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis is a classic children’s fantasy novel that is often overshadowed by its more famous counterpart, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. However, this book is a valuable tool for educators looking to engage their students in a meaningful and enriching learning experience.

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Why you should use The Magician’s Nephew in the classroom?

  • Introduce students to the genre of fantasy: The Magician’s Nephew is a fun and engaging story that will capture their imaginations and help them explore new worlds and possibilities. By reading this book, students will become familiar with the conventions of fantasy literature, such as magic, mythical creatures, and otherworldly settings.
  • Promote critical thinking and analysis: The Magician’s Nephew is full of symbolism, allegory, and complex themes, such as the nature of good and evil and the power of choice. By analyzing these elements, students can develop their critical thinking skills and learn how to apply them to other areas of their lives.
  • Encourage creativity and imagination: The Magician’s Nephew is full of imaginative settings and characters, which can inspire students to create their own stories and worlds. Additionally, the themes of the book can prompt students to think about ethical and moral issues in a new light, which can lead to greater empathy and understanding.
  • Foster a love of reading: The Magician’s Nephew is well-written and engaging, which can help students develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime. Additionally, by introducing students to a classic work of literature, you can help them develop an appreciation for the rich history and diversity of literature.


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The Magician’s Nephew is a valuable tool for educators looking to engage their students in a meaningful and enriching learning experience. By using this book in the classroom, you can introduce students to the genre of fantasy, promote critical thinking and analysis, encourage creativity and imagination, and foster a love of reading.  


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