"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is a fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis, published in 1950. It is the first book in the "Chronicles of Narnia" series and is set in a fantastical world of talking animals and magical creatures. The story follows the journey of four children who discover a magical wardrobe that transports them to the land of Narnia, where they must help the lion Aslan defeat the evil White Witch and restore peace to the kingdom. The book is known for its Christian themes, as well as its imaginative world-building and its engaging and memorable characters. It has been highly praised for its appeal to readers of all ages and has been widely taught in schools.