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  • Joan Marie Verba
    NEW NARNIA PUSH COMING In the wake of the success of the Harry Potter series of children s novels, the estate of author C.S. Lewis is gearing up for a new
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 10, 2001
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      NEW NARNIA PUSH COMING

      In the wake of the success of the Harry Potter series of children's
      novels,
      the estate of author C.S. Lewis is gearing up for a new effort to market
      his
      classic Chronicles of Narnia books, the New York Times reported. The
      seven
      Narnia books tell the story of Aslan, a lion who rules a fantasy
      kingdom,
      and the English schoolchildren who visit his world.

      The Lewis estate and its publishers have struck deals to license plush
      Narnia toys, and HarperCollins said it plans to commission new Narnia
      novels
      by unidentified authors--an idea that outrages some fans, the newspaper
      reported.

      The Times also reported that an internal HarperCollins memo suggested
      that
      an effort should be made to downplay the novels' Christian imagery and
      theology--a suggestion that HarperCollins executives subsequently
      rejected,
      the Times reported.

      So far, the publisher has repackaged nine Narnia books, posted two Web
      sites
      (for Lewis and Narnia), created an essay contest and asked contemporary
      authors to write new forewords, the Times reported. By the fall of 2003
      the
      publisher expects to publish simpler picture books for younger children
      and
      a new Narnia novel, the newspaper reported.
    • Stolzi@aol.com
      URLs for some reporting on the CS Lewis controversy, from a conservative Christian standpoint; with some new information:
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 10, 2001
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        URLs for some reporting on the CS Lewis controversy, from a conservative
        Christian standpoint; with some new information:

        http://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/06-16-01/cover_1.asp


        http://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/06-16-01/closing_2.asp

        Mary S
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