El Principe Caspian (Narnia)

Paperback, 288 pages

English language

Published April 1, 2008 by Rayo.

ISBN:
978-0-06-144078-6
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OCLC Number:
154799201

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4 stars (109 reviews)

Children's Religious Book

66 editions

Review of 'Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia)' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

I did really like that all the children got to go back to Narnia. I also liked that I got to learn a bit about Caspian. What I didn't like however was that not a whole lot happened in this book. The They all meet, a couple characters die, Peter meets with Aslan, and we learn that he and Susan aren't going back to Narnia. Sort of blah, in my opinion.

Prince Caspian: The low point of the series

4 stars

First, a note: the re-ordering of the Narnia series by the publisher should be ignored. It is utterly misguided, spoils some of the charm of the series, and makes no internal sense. Prince Caspian was the second Narnia book that C.S. Lewis wrote, not the fourth.

In many ways, this is the dullest book of the series. It lacks a true villain, such as the White Witch or Queen Jadis; the only villains are the Telmarine nobility, and Lewis didn't make them particularly strong or interesting characters. There isn't even a hint of balance or tension. The villains have no way to overpower or overthrow Aslan. Once he shows up, the struggle and story are effectively over.

There are some lines which are remarkable for their unintended humor. The one that has really stuck with my son was "And the feasts on the poop and the musicians." Since the …

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  • Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction
  • Spanish: Grades 4-7
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