Growing up in Christian school, we were only allowed to read from an approved Christian reading list. So as you might imagine, I read a lot of C.S. Lewis when I was a kid. My favorite was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, though I liked all of The Chronicles of Narnia.
Mr. Lewis (born Clive Staples Lewis) entered this world on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. He was good friends with novelist, J.R.R. Tolkien, and he served on the English faculty at Oxford University. He wrote more than thirty books which have sold more than a hundred million copies. He died from renal failure on November 22, 1963, one week before his sixty-fifth birthday. (Sadly, media coverage of his death was overshadowed by the assassination of John F. Kennedy that same day.)
Happy Birthday, Mr. Lewis!