Cover #6 The Magician's Nephew
This cover was the weirdest of all of them. I liked it a lot.
What I remember from the story:
This one I remember well--maybe more than any of the others. It was high on my list of favorites. This book is an odd one. C.S. Lewis takes a break from fantasy and goes straight-up sci-fi.
Two kids, a boy and a girl (can't remember their names, or if they appear in other books) live with a weird professor. They find a secret kitchen with candy rings (candy rings?) that take you to a place called "The Wood Between the Worlds," if you wear them (or eat them?)
The wood has pools that all lead to different worlds. They mark the one that leads home (with something?) and then try out some pools. They see a dying world where the sun is going supernova, and there is a world with slowed-down time (might be the same world.) Then they visit the creation of Narnia and there is a long sequence where a bird makes the first joke in Narnia (or something.)
At some point, in one of the worlds, they release a giant killer queen lady. She chases them into England where she causes some kind of traffic accident. The uncle (who I assume is the titular Magician) thinks the alien queen is "A Damn Fine Woman." And he says that a lot.
Not sure how it ends, or how they get the killer queen lady back to her world.
How's that for remembering the story?