THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA | By C. S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia (NA)
Het Land Narnia (WestFriesland) / Een Narnia-verhaal (sub-title, Leopold) / De Kronieken van Narnia (Callenbach)

Dutch Translations

This information supplied by Arend Smilde, administrator of the Lewisania.nl website.

The first Narnia books were published in Dutch by WestFriesland between 1956 and 1959. The dustjackets were very similar to the original English editions. Some editions such as De zilveren stoel and Het paard en de jongen had small images printed on the cloth covers of the hard bound books, others did not.

In 1976-1978 WestFriedland came out with the seven books with new dust jackets by Jan Wesseling, called Het Land Narnia, as a four volume set:
Volume I featured De betoverde kleerkast & Prins Caspian (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe & Prince Caspian),
Volume II featured De wonderreis van het drakeschip & De zilveren stoel (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader & The Silver Chair),
Volume III featured Het Paard en de Jongen (The Horse and His Boy),
Volume IV featured Het neefje van de tovenaar & De laatste strijd (The Magician’s Nephew & The Last Battle).

WestFriesland’s translation of the original series and the four volume set in 1976 was done by Pieter Nierop, a pseudonym for Frederik Pieter Groot. Pieter Nierop was a writer of children’s books in the 1950s and 1960s. His Narnia translations are in fact a free and rather poor adaptation.

WestFriesland made a new start in 1983 with a newer and much better translation done by Madeleine van den Bovenkamp. This did not reach completion, with only De Betoverde Kleerkast, Prins Caspian and De Zeereis van de Dageraad being published. Then WestFriesland Publishing company was taken over by another Publishing Company who did not “do children’s books”. After several years, they sold the rights to the Narnia translations on to Leopold, who then quickly released the entire series. In 2000, Leopold again sold them on to Callenbach

Then in 1989 another fresh start was made by a different publisher, Leopold, with the same translator now finishing her work of translating all seven books, the last volume appeariing in 1993. The cover and interior illustrations were all done by a Dutch illustrator, Annemarie van Haeringen. Since the previous attempt at a new edition had broken off after three volumes, as noted above, the remaining four volumes of the Bovenkamp translation had their first appearance in these newly illustrated editions.

Then, in 2000, yet another publisher, Kok, acquired the Narnia books and re-published all seven volumes of the Bovenkamp translation under the name Callenbach. The Haeringen illustrations were replaced by the original Baynes illustrations, although very poorly printed. Baynes’ original fine crisp line drawings failed to print well, perhaps due to the porous texture of the paper used. The covers were again updated with the art of Julek Heller.

In 2003 the translations of Het betoverde land achter de kleerkast and Het neefje van de tovenaar by Madeleine van den Bovenkamp were published in large deluxe editions, featuring cover and interior illustrations by Pauline Baynes. The interior illustrations, although in color, are smaller on the pages than those found in other Baynes editions.

A new Dutch edtion of Het neefje van de tovenaar is forthcoming in 2005.

WestFriesland (1956-1959)
Printing: Hoorn

Translator: Pieter Nierop
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Cover: Pauline Baynes
Hardback with dustjacket

No Image Available

De betoverde kleerkast, 1965
Unseen
ISBN: None

No Image Available

Prins Caspian: De terugkeer in Narnia, 1956
Unseen
ISBN: None

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

De wonderreis van het drakeschip, 1957
ISBN: None

The Silver chair

De zilveren stoel, 1957
ISBN: None

The Horse and His Boy

Het paard en de jongen, 1958
ISBN: None

The Magician's Nephew

Het neefje van de tovenaar, 1958
ISBN: None

No Image Available

De laatste strijd, 1959
Unseen
ISBN: None

WestFriesland (1976)
Printing: Hoorn

Translator: Pieter Nierop
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Cover: Jan Wesseling
Hardback and dustjacket

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe & Prince Caspain

De betoverde kleerkast & Prins Caspian, 1976
ISBN: 90-205-1110-6.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader & The Silver Chair

De wonderreis van het drakeschip & De zilveren stoel, 1976
ISBN: 90-205-1170-X

The Horse and His Boy

Het paard en de jongen, 1976
ISBN: 90-205-1223-4

The Magician's Nephew & The Last Battle

Het neefje van de tovenaar & De laatste strijd, 1978
ISBN: 90-205-1262-5

WestFriesland (1982)
Printing: Hoorn

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Cover: Stephin Lavis
Hardback

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

De Leeuw en het land in de kleerkast, 1982
ISBN: 90-205-1702-3

Prince Caspian

Prins Caspian: De terugkeer in Narnia, 1983
ISBN: 90-205-1739-2

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

De zeereis van de dageraad, 1983
ISBN: 90-205-1817-8

Leopold (1989)
Printing: Amsterdam

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: Annemarie van Haeringen
Cover: Annemarie van Haeringen
Hardback

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Het betoverde land achter de kleerkast, 1989, 1995, 1998
1995 ISBN: 90-258-3951-7
1998 ISBN” 90-258-3991-6

Prince Caspian

Prins Caspian: De terugkeer in Narnia, 1983, 1990
1983 ISBN: 90-205-1739-2
1990 ISBN: 90-258-3952-5

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Het laatste gevecht, 1993
ISBN: 90-258-3969-X. hb

The Silver chair

De zilveren stoel, 1991
ISBN: 90-258-3954-1

The Horse and His Boy

Het paard en de jongen, 1991
ISBN: 90-258-3971-1

The Magician's Nephew

Het neefje van de tovenaar, 1992
ISBN: 90-258-3970-3

The Last Battle

Het laatste gevecht, 1993
ISBN: 90-258-3969-X

Callenbach (2000)
Printing: Kampen

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Cover: Julek Heller
Hardback

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Het betoverde land achter de kleerkast, 2000
Reprints: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
ISBN: 90-266-1057-2

Prince Caspian

Prins Caspian: De terugkeer in Narnia, 2001
Reprints: 2002, 2004, 2005
ISBN: 90-266-1059-9

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

De reis van het drakenschip, 2001
Reprints: 2002, 2004, 2005
ISBN: 90-266-1060-2

The Silver Chair

De zilveren stoel, 2001
Repreints: 2002, 2005
ISBN: 90-266-1061-0

The Horse and His Boy

Het paard en de jongen, 2001
Reprints: 2002, 2004, 2005
ISBN 90-266-1058-0

The Magician's Nephew

Het neefje van de tovenaar, 2000
Reprints: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
ISBN: 90-266-1056-4

The Last Battle

Het laatste gevecht, 2001
Reprints: 2002, 2005
ISBN: 90-266-1062-9

Callenbach (2003)
Printing: Kampen

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Cover: Pauline Baynes
Large hardback deluxe version, all color illustrations.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Het betoverde land achter de kleerkast, 2003
ISBN: 90-266-1185-4

The Magician's Nephew

Het neefje van de tovenaar, 2003
ISBN: 90-266-1186-2

Callenbach (2005)
Printing: Kampen

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: None
Cover: LWW Movie Scene
Paperback
DVD including Film Trailers, Game Trailers , Filmposter, ‘behind the scenes’-material, and other extras.
No interior illustrations, but has 8 pages of color photos from the film.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Het betoverde land achter de kleerkast, 2005
ISBN: 9026613180

The Chronicles of Narnia in 7 volumes

Callenbach (2005)
Printing: Kampen

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Cover: Julek Heller
Hardback

The Chronicles of Narnia

De kronieken van Narnia in 7 banden, 2005
ISBN: 90-266-1320-2

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with The Magician’s Nephew

Callenbach (Kok) (2005)
Printing: Kampen

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: None
Cover: Cliff Nielsen
Deluxe paperback with flaps

The Chronicles of Narnia

De kronieken van Narnia: De Leeuw, De Heks en De Kleerkast voorafgegaan door Het neefje van de tovenaar (volwasseneneditie), 2005
ISBN: 90-435-1172-2

The Chronicles of Narnia Complete

Kok (2006)
Printing: Kampen

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: Pauline Baynes
Cover: Pauline Baynes
Hardback with full color illustrations

The Chronicles of Narnia

De Complete Kronieken van Narnia, 2006
ISBN: 90-266-1351-2

The Chronciles of Narnia, one volume

Kok (2006)
Printing: Kampen

Translator: Madeleine van den Bovenkamp-Gordeau
Illustrator: None
Cover: Disney/Walden Image
No interior illustrations, except the film derived map of Narnia on the front and end papers

The Chronciles of Narnia, one volume

De kronieken van Narnia, 2006
ISBN: 90-435-1245-1