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Narnia through the Ages: 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' covers

Pauline Baynes, 1997

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Pauline Baynes, 1950Chris Van Allsburg, 1994Leo and Diane Dillon, 1994Pauline Baynes, 1997Christian Birmingham, 2000Pauline Baynes, 2000Cliff Nielsen, 2002Pauline Baynes, 2003David Wiesner, 2007 Pauline Baynes, E-book

Pauline Baynes, 1997

Pauline Baynes illustrated a new cover cover for "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" in 1997. This cover was for the gift edition of the novel, with thicker paper, full color art, and a satin ribbon market.
In October of 1950, the first of seven fantasy novels in the Narnia series was published. C.S. Lewis has since influenced and affected generations of readers and writers. As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, we take a look back at "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" covers over the years.