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Prince Caspian (1951)

by C. S. Lewis

Other authors: Pauline Baynes (Illustrator), Roger Hayne

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Chronicles of Narnia: Publication order (2), Chronicles of Narnia: Chronological (4)

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Four children help Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts to free Narnia from evil.
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The Pevensie siblings find themselves back in Narnia, although they aren’t sure how they got back or why. It soon becomes apparent that they are there to help Prince Caspian claim his rightful place on the throne. His despicable uncle has killed Caspian’s father so he could be king, and now that he has an heir, he must also dispose of the Prince. Still only a child, Prince Caspian must fight not only for his throne but for his very life. The Pevensie children come to his aid, to thwart the uncle. This exciting tale is the second in the series. It introduces some new characters, and it also foretells of some things yet to come. It goes without saying that it is as well written as the first tale. The adventure continues! ( )
  Maydacat | Jun 9, 2024 |
Like "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", this second book still suffers from excessive focus on how wonderful Aslan/Christ is, and too little on the story. Still, Lewis has a pleasant way of telling the tale, and I enjoy his narrative voice in this children's fantasy.

This is the last book with the four Pevensie children. Edmund and Lucy will be back next book, but Susan and Peter will have become too old to come back to Narnia. Ah, growing up is bittersweet. ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
Made out to be a little less magical than 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' that we all love dearly, this book showed that in the hands of C.S.Lewis, nothing is any less magical. Not at all. ( )
  trainsparrow | Apr 29, 2024 |
What a lovely book! As I slowly work through this series book by book, reading them aloud to my siblings, I’m understanding more and more why this series is so popular. Of the books about Narnia that I’ve read so far (the first four), I feel like this one had some of the most easily applicable allegories in it (aside from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, of course). I enjoyed that aspect of the story, but it was also fun to get to see how the children from the second book were brought back to Narnia to help when the desperate need for their assistance rose again. This made for a fun read-aloud, and I can’t wait to read more with my siblings! ( )
  EstherFilbrun | Apr 25, 2024 |
[Reading in chronological order, #4]
Not as magical as the first two, but an improvement of the third.

Lynn Redgrave narrated this in audio. ( )
  ilkjen | Apr 24, 2024 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lewis, C. S.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hayne, Rogersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary 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
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lademann-Wildhagen, LenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavis, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Redgrave, LynnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, and it has been told in another book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe how they had a remarkable adventure.
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"You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth."
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Please do NOT combine "Prince Caspian" with "The Chronicles of Narnia"
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Four children help Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts to free Narnia from evil.

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Narnia... where animals talk... where trees walk... where a battle is about to begin.

A prince denied his rightful throne gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false King. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of the entire world.
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