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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Devin Brown  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1954 in Harvey, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

He was born in Harvey, Illinois and grew up on Chicago's south side.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brown is a Lilly Scholar and Professor of English at Asbury College where, in addition to other literature classes, he teaches a course on C. S. Lewis. To date, he has written three books, two of them on Lewis' Narnia series. Brown has published articles on Lewis in ''Mythlore'', ''The Lamp-Post'', ''CSL'', and ''The New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship''. He has also had his poetry published in several literary journals, including, ''Connecticut Review'', ''Wind'', ''The Chaffin Review'', ''South Carolina Review'', ''Cold Mountain Review'', and the ''Journal of Kentucky Studies''.

Published Works

    Inside Narnia, Baker Book House, 2005Not Exactly Normal, Eerdmans, 2006Inside Prince Caspian: A Guide to Exploring the Return to Narnia, Baker Books, 2008

Selected Titles At Your Library

Inside Narnia :
ISBN: 0801065992. OCLC Number:

Baker Books,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2005.

Presents an analysis of C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," covering such topics as symbols, hidden meanings, and missed details from each chapter.

Not exactly normal /
ISBN: 0802852874. OCLC Number:

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. 2005.

A sixth-grader at St. Luke's Episcopal School in rural New England sets out to have a mystical experience and learns valuable lessons about himself and the world along the way.

Inside Prince Caspian :
ISBN: 0801068029. OCLC Number:

Baker Books,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2008.

The Chronicles of Narnia series has sold over 85 million copies worldwide and introduced people of all ages to the central doctrines of Christianity. Anticipating the May 2008 Walden Media/Walt Disney Pictures release of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, this book guides readers through the second novel of the Chronicles of Narnia series. As he did in the successful Inside Narnia, Devin Brown takes readers through Prince Caspian chapter by chapter, illuminating the features of C. S. Lewis??'s writing, providing supplemental information on Lewis??'s life and other books, offering comments and opinions from other Lewis scholars, and uncovering the work??'s rich meanings. Long-time fans of C. S. Lewis and those who have met him through the movies will want to read Inside Prince Caspian.


Not Exactly Normal

- Childrenís Book Council Notable Social Studies Book and Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year

Speaking Engagements

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