Perhaps children’s author Philip Pullmam continues to whine about the success of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia stories because he knows none of his own agitprop will be turned into big-budget movies anytime soon. Who knows? I’m not a huge fan of Lewis’s fiction myself, but Michael Nelson does a nice job here of explaining why Pullman’s hot hair is unlikely to deter children everywhere (and some of us adults) from lining up to see the The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.