Prince Caspian, Book 4 of 7; Another exciting adventure in the land of Narnia...The four children now returning to boarding school, who ruled as Kings and Queens, are summoned back into in the enchanting world of Narnia... Their help is desperately needed in this new adventure. Reading C.S Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, you just want more and more...you don't ever want the adventure to end... These books are both for the young and old alike.
Originally written as the sequel to the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. This book actually is the 4th book in the series. It brings the 4 Pevensies back to Narnia to help Caspian attain the throne as the King of Narnia.
This book was great. Again, I am pleased with C.S. Lewis' lack of description allowing the reader to imagine the world for themselves and not bogging down a wonderful story in a 400 page book.
The book isn't such a high adventure as the movie made it out to be. There was less battling and more hanging out with Aslan.
I was impressed by the fact that all the children were able to see Aslan in the beginning, but they had to learn to trust Lucy and follow him for a while before he showed himself to Edmond, Peter and finally Susan. Again teaching us the lesson that Christ is there, we just have to trust and Follow before He will reveal himself to us.
I think that C.S. Lewis was a genius in his time, and he continues to teach the world about Christ through his beautifully written books.
For me, this book was much better than book 3 (The Horse and His Boy). If you are reading the series and get hung up on book 3, I suggest that you don't give up because this book picks back up with the action.
Jennifer D. reviewed Prince Caspian (rpkg) : The Return to Narnia (Narnia) on
I am a 9 year old girl going into the fourth grade. I really liked the book. Some words are hard to understand because of the fact that the characters are English. Even though there weren't many pictures but, I could see all the things happening clearly in my mind. Great description and figurative language. I had trouble with name and a lot of information coming in at once but I really loved the book.
First published in 1951, Prince Caspian was the second book set in the world of Narnia. Within the chronology of the series, it is the fourth book, falling between The Horse and His Boy & The voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Once more, I am delighted to be able as an adult to enjoy a children's book I should have read as a child. Narnia is rapidly becoming a favorite vacation spot for me. These are rapid reads for adults and quite entertaining, yet I am always reminded that with power comes responsibility and again, that my smallest actions have consequences. Might does not equal right and size has nothing to do with heroism. Hurrah to Reepicheep!
This entire seven volume series is a delight! If you are a fan of the recent Disney/Walden Media movie version, you will love this book.
Prince Caspian is a prince who lived in Narnia with his uncle, King Miraz and his lady wife. One evening his teacher came to warn him that the King wanted to kill him because the queen had just given birth to a son, who would someday be king. Caspian fled into the forest and there met up with two dwarfs and a badger, who sheltered him and realized he was their king. They had Quen Susan's horn and knew that if someone blew it it would summon help. Not knowing if the help would be Aslan or the 2 kings and 2 queens of Narnia they summoned up help in the form of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. They came to the rescue of the Prince Caspian and his subjects the Narnians and the rest is histgory.
I love this series and was delighted to find it on PBS. I got it for a young friend of mine who was not able to afford a copy of it and has read the first of this wonderful series by C.S.Lewis. This is a charming and captivating series for all children and adults who have not lost the magic.