Megs Devonshire, on a scholarship at Oxford, is brilliant with numbers and equations. She prefers the dependability of facts—except for one: the brother she loves with all her heart doesn’t have long to live. When George becomes captivated by a brand-new book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there’s no way she can refuse.
Despite her timidity about approaching the famous author, who is a professor at her school, Megs soon finds herself taking tea with the Oxford don and his own brother, begging them for answers. What she receives instead are stories . . . little-known tales from different periods in Mr. Lewis’s life, which she takes home to George.
Why won’t Mr. Lewis just tell her plainly what George wants to know? The answer will reveal to Meg many truths that science and math cannot, and the gift she thought she was giving to her brother—the story behind Narnia—turns out to be his gift to her, instead: hope.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
You could read this book without reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis and it’s still a very touching novel..."
—Barnes & Noble Reviewer
“This story makes me want to take the 5 stars away from every book I’ve honored with that rating so far this year. Nothing is better than this! If you loved The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe you will love this..”
“This is a beautiful and truly magical story about finding hope and meaning during the sad times of life. The author has created fantastic characters and merged them with the reality of CS Lewis's life to bring her readers a story that will long be with them.”
—Google Play Reviewer
"My Heart. Think of me with my hand over my heart as I read the last words in this novel with tears running down my face. ONCE UPON A WARDROBE is an absolutely beautiful novel."
—Barnes & Noble Reviewer
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of sixteen novels and podcast host. She is the recipient of The Christy Award — A 2019 Winner “Book of the Year”; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019. She is the co-host and co-creator of the popular weekly online Friends and Fiction live web show and podcast. A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama, and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband.