Already Seen Prince Caspian? Pick Up the Book of Stories That Inspired Narnia
So you say you've already seen both Narnia movies and read all of C.S. Lewis's novels? Well, you could do worse than pick up a copy of Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction, subtitled "Classic Stories that Inspired C.S. Lewis." Edited by Douglas A. Anderson, who also brought readers Tales Before Tolkien, the anthology includes stories from J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton, Kenneth Grahame, Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Sir Walter Scott, George MacDonald, William Morris, and many others. It also reprints "The Wood that Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood" by Roger Lancelyn Green, the direct inspiration for the first Narnia book. Selections of poetry help round out the collection, with an elegant design enhancing reading pleasure. And, in the back of the book, Anderson has provided an excellent recommended reading list for those who wish to explore further pre-Narnia fiction.