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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia,…

The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Full-Color Collector's… (original 1953; edition 2000)

by C. S. Lewis (Author)

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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.
Title:The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Full-Color Collector's Edition)
Authors:C. S. Lewis (Author)
Info:HarperTrophy (2000), 256 pages
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The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis (1953)


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Eustace and Jill are sent on a mission to find King Caspian‘s long lost son and sole heir to Narnia‘s throne. I didn‘t enjoy this book as much as the rest. I think I‘m just not as invested in Eustace and Jill, and Aslan was a bit too vague for what seemed inadequate reasons. I feel like Lewis is starting to lose his magic with this book. ( )
  KarenMonsen | Dec 4, 2022 |
A fun tale ( )
  HeartofGold900 | Dec 3, 2022 |
  carla.douglas | Oct 31, 2022 |
for children ( )
  SanniyaAhmed | Sep 12, 2022 |
I think this is the best Narnia story i’ve read (i mean i’ve read them all but don’t remember too much).
On this reread i was supposed to read them in publication order but messed up and accidently skipped Voyage of the Dawn Treader (i’ll get to it later). Not sure if that mistake improved this read but it certainly didn’t do it any harm.

There are a few unoriginal elements but overall quite good characters and incidents. Not sure i’d give it 4-stars on its own but i’m grading on a curve against the other Narnia books.

I also wonder if this is the main inspiration point for the Fantastic Four villian the Moleman and his minions the Mindless Ones? ( )
  wreade1872 | Jul 25, 2022 |
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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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C. S. Lewisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Georg, ThomasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hammar, BirgittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helakisa, KaarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavis, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neckenauer, UllaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Northam, JeremyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was a dull autumn day and Jill Pole was crying behind the gym.
Det var en trist efterårsdag, og Jill Pole stod og græd bag gymnastiksalen.
"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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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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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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