Question: What beloved fantasy series, featuring an epic quest and a climactic battle against evil, was published in the 1950s? If you answered The Lord of the Rings, you're . . . well, you're right, I guess. BUT you're forgetting The Chronicles of Narnia!
Written by J. R. R. Tolkien's close friend, C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia have sold about 120 million copies worldwide. Personally, I read these before I ever got to Lord of the Rings, and they'll always hold a special place in my fantasy literature-loving heart. If you haven't read them, what are you waiting for? If you have, take a crack at these trivia questions!
1. What kind of creature is Mr. Tumnus?
2. Why can't Susan return to Narnia in The Last Battle?
3. The seven Narnia books were not published in chronological order, meaning that the events in Book 1 are not the beginning of the story. Can you arrange the books in chronological order? (No cheating!)
4. What does "further up and further in" mean? Who says it, and when?
BONUS: J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis were both members of a small authors group in England. What was it called?
Good luck, Splotters! I'll post the answers shortly.
— Jack, STACKS Staffer