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

Pauline Baynes, 2000

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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, 2000

Pauline Baynes re-illustrated "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" in 2000 for the 50th anniversary of the novel. This edition featured full color artwork created by Pauline Baynes, unlike her original artwork in 1950, which featured detailed black and white sketches throughout the story.
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.