I will never not love this book. I can’t wait to read it as a bedtime story. Even the dedication is amazing:
My dear Lucy,
I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be
your affectionate Godfather, C. S. Lewis
No. 12 on my challenge. How could it be anything else?
Also, how brilliant is that cover? Do you see all of the story’s elements in the design? My stupidly talented designer friend Sydney Barnes (you know, from the doodle up there) whipped it up for a project during our masters program. It was never published, but it should be.