The second of C. S. Lewis's novels to be produced in graphic novel style, The Magician's Nephew is actually the first in the Chronicles of Narnia series of seven titles. Polly and Digory meet one day over their garden wall. They decide to explore the attics above their houses one wet summer afternoon, and by mistake come across Digory's mad Uncle Andrew in the middle of an experiment. First Polly, then Digory, touch the magic rings which take them out of our world and into another one, where they encounter the evil Empress Jadis and by mistake bring her back to England. In a desperate attempt to get her away from the havoc she causes in London, the two children magic her and several others into a totally different world -- the world of Narnia.
Born to a coal-mining family in 1945, Robin Lawrie emigrated to Canada in 1953 and lived in Vancouver till 1968. Returning then to Britain, his freelance career as an illustrator and occasional author has continued until the present day. He now lives in the Shropshire hills with his wife and two children, and tries to divide his time between the demands of freelance work, a young family, and restoring an ancient timber-framed farmhouse.