PRINCE CASPIAN by C.S. Lewis

PRINCE CASPIAN

From the "Chronicles of Narnia" series, volume 2
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Very special, somewhat mystic fantasy, this is a sequel to last year's The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are unexpectedly pulled back from an English railroad station to Narnia, the wonderful land out of our own time, where animals and trees talk, and where the children had last reigned as kings and queens. However, many Narnian years have past, and Kings Peter and Edmund, Queens Susan and Lucy find themselves with the great lion, Aslan, part of legend in a land where a cruel set of humans have taken over, where the talking animals, dwarfs, nymphs, satyrs and other Old Narnians are in hiding. It becomes the children's duty, following Aslan, to bring back the long-ago glory by aiding young Prince Caspian to gain the throne. Like many of Thurber's fables, this tempts adults to read on two levels, but for imaginative children, this is rich fairy-tale fare. More coordinated in construction, we think, than the preceding book.
Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1951
ISBN: 978-0-06-023483-6
Publisher: Macmillan
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1951




MORE BY C.S. LEWIS

ChildrenTHE LAST BATTLE by C.S. Lewis
by C.S. Lewis
ChildrenTHE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW by C.S. Lewis
by C.S. Lewis
ChildrenTHE HORSE AND HIS BOY by C.S. Lewis
by C.S. Lewis

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTHE KINFOLK by G.A. Morgan
by G.A. Morgan