The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children, published in 1950. It is one of the most popular children's books, especially in England. Most of the novel is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures that is ruled by the evil White Witch.
four English children are relocated to a large, old country house following a wartime evacuation. The youngest, Lucy, visits Narnia three times via the magic of a wardrobe in a spare room. Lucy's three siblings are with her on her third visit to Narnia. In Narnia, the siblings seem fit to fulfill an old prophecy and find themselves adventuring to save Narnia and their own lives. The lion Aslan gives his life to save one of the children; he later rises from the dead, vanquishes the White Witch, and crowns the children Kings and Queens of Narnia.
Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are evacuated from London in 1940, to escape the Blitz and sent to live with an old professor at a large house in the English countryside. Soon after arriving at the professor's house, the children are exploring the place when Lucy enters a wardrobe that leads her into snowy woodland with a lamp-post.