Patti Callahan’s latest novel, “Once Upon a Wardrobe,” takes readers on a journey through the imagination of author C.S. Lewis and the creation of his beloved classic, “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.” The novel weaves together historical fact and fiction to bring to life the story behind the story.
Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan Overview
The novel follows two parallel narratives: that of C.S. Lewis during his formative years and that of a young girl named Maddie who is struggling to cope with the death of her mother. When Maddie stumbles upon “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,” she is transported to a world of imagination and adventure, much like Lewis himself. As Maddie explores the world of Narnia, she begins to understand the power of imagination and the healing it can bring.
Callahan’s prose is vivid and evocative, transporting readers to both the real and imaginary worlds of the novel. Through her skillful storytelling, she paints a portrait of a young Lewis who is both brilliant and troubled, and shows how his experiences influenced the creation of his most famous work.
- Book Name: Once Upon a Wardrobe
- Author Name: Patti Callahan
- Publish Date: October 19, 2021
- Genre: Historical Fictio