I've found a wonderful article in the blog Everything Shines by Danny Pitt Stoller. He presents the case for why The Chronicles of Narnia should be read in the published order rather than the chronological order. I also made this case here. But I merely mentioned it, he goes in-depth. His points are terrific. Thanks so much, Danny. There are four parts to his entry, the first of which starts here, with links to the next one on each.
Long live Aslan!