C.S. Lewis: The Real Creator of Narnia
C.S. Lewis, whose real name was Clive Staples Lewis, is the author of Narnia! He was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland to Albert James Lewis and Florence Augusta Lewis. He had one brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis. He was known as Jack to his friends and family. In 1917, Lewis stopped his studies to join the British army due to World War I. He left the army in 1918. He married writer Joy Gresham in 1956. She was divorced previously and had two sons, so Lewis had two stepchildren. Gresham unfortunately died four years after their marriage. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia -- which was inspired by the Mountains of Mourne -- between 1949 and 1954. They are considered classics and his most popular series because they sold more than 100 million copies, translated into 41 different languages. Although The Chronicles of Narnia is the series Lewis is most recognized for, he has written many other works as well, such as The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy. Lewis died on November 22, 1963, but we will always remember how treasured of an author he was!
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream."
Shown below is a beautiful plaque in Bangor, County Down solely dedicated to C.S. Lewis...