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Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
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Title:Silver Chair
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Info:Lions (1997), Paperback, 206 pages
Collections:Kindle, Your library
Tags:British literature, Childrens books, English language

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The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis (1953)


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Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb make their way into Narnia and are given a task by Aslan: find the prince, Rilian, who disappeared a decade ago after the death of his mother. Jill is given the information and four signs to keep in mind on their journey.

This was not generally the book I would've said was my favorite growing up, but it is one of them now as I look at it with adult eyes. Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle who is at once seeing the bad side of things but extremely plucky is one of my favorite characters. And Jill has a lot more of a presence than some of the girls in the earlier stories. I always felt a little bad for Ramandu's daughter (the queen who is dead in the beginning), because she gets such short shrift - she's barely there as Caspian's love interest in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and is dead before the events of The Silver Chair. Entertaining classic fantasy. ( )
  bell7 | Sep 20, 2016 |
English Literature
  CPI | Jul 29, 2016 |
  StPaulsChurch | Jul 19, 2016 |
An interesting story ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
2004, Harper Collins Publishers, Read by Jeremy Northan

Eustace Scrubb and his classmate, Jill Pole, are miserable at their school, Experiment House – the school, under the management of an incompetent headmistress, has become overrun with bullies. Seeking escape, Eustace tells Jill of his past Narnia adventure. And, lo and behold, the two soon find themselves in the magical world. Aslan charges the children with finding Prince Rilian, the son of King Caspian X, who disappeared several years ago. The prince had been searching for the green serpent that killed his mother, and was taken under the spell of an enchantress. Aslan gives Eustace and Jill four signs which will help guide them in their search. The children have other help, too, of course: the now elderly Trumpkin the Dwarf; Master Glimfeather the Owl; and the ever-pessimistic Marsh-wiggle, Puddleglum.

Recommended: Yes, as part of the Narnia chronicles, though this installment did not endear the way the others have. I keenly felt the absence of the Penvensie children, and Jill, who narrates The Silver Chair, is not a terribly interesting character.

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  lit_chick | Jun 19, 2016 |
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The mythical land of Narnia and the adventures one always has there are the subject of this charming book, the fourth in a series that fortunately shows no sign of ending.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review, Chad Walsh (pay site) (Dec 27, 1953)

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It was a dull autumn day and Jill Pole was crying behind the gym.
"Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all these things—trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made up things seem a great deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that’s a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We’re just babies making up a game, if you’re right. But four babies making up a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That’s why I’m going to stick with the play world."
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Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.

NARNIA...where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell...and where the adventure begins.

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor...or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face and face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved.
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Two English children undergo hair-raising adventures as they go on a search and rescue mission for the missing Prince Rilian, who is held captive in the underground kingdom of the Emerald Witch.

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