Hot Off the Press! Following Narnia® Volume 1: The Lion’s Song (Third Edition)

Mar 04, 2016 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


Did you grow up loving Narnia? I know I did—I must have read each book in the series ten or twenty times throughout my childhood! I vividly remember reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the first time when I was six, sobbing inconsolably when Aslan died and dancing with joy when he came back to life!

Loving the series so much, I was delighted when I heard several years ago that IEW was coming out with a set of theme-based writing lessons called Following Narnia. Here was a chance to share the joy of Narnia with students while teaching them IEW writing skills. I had a great time using the first edition to teach the homeschooled children of several friends, learning more about C.S. Lewis and his world while traveling through Narnia with my students.

And now I'm pleased to introduce to you the newest edition of what is now called Following Narnia® Volume 1: The Lion's Song (Volume 2 will be coming out this summer—stay tuned!) In Following Narnia Volume 1, middle school students will read and write about the first three books of the Narnia series: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; and The Horse and His Boy. Topics range from incidents in the books (“A Lamp Post is Planted”) to events in Lewis’ times that inspired parts of the story (“The White Witch and Hitler”) and character analysis in the Response to Literature section (“The Horse, His Boy, and Aravis”).

This new edition has been revised and updated to be as user-friendly and enjoyable as possible. The Teacher’s Manual now includes the student pages inset to make it easy to teach each lesson—no need to flip between two books. Helpful checklists, engaging source texts, and charming illustrations round out the student book. Whether students are new to Narnia or long-time fans, they will enjoy reading and writing their way through the Chronicles of Narnia with this delightful course.

Congratulations to Doug and Deb W., winners of our drawing for Following Narnia® Volume 1: The Lion’s Song [Teacher/Student Combo]!


When she was ten years old, Genevieve (Pudewa) Priest attended the first writing class her dad had ever taught. Little did they know then that IEW would grow from that seedling into a company serving homeschoolers and schools around the world! Having taught in Montessori schools, homeschooled a younger sibling, and taught IEW writing to homeschool students, she enjoys being able to offer support and encouragement to parents, teachers, and students on their educational journey.

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