The Silver Chair

A story for children

Paperback, 208 pages

English language

Published Aug. 10, 1974 by Puffin Books.

ISBN:
978-0-14-030240-0
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OCLC Number:
16480200

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4 stars (97 reviews)

Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.

57 editions

Review of 'The silver chair' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

We (my grandson and I) just finished this fourth book in the Narnia series. I was supposed to rate this a 6 star, but sadly can not. My grandson most enjoyed the discovery and revelation of Prince Rillian, as well as all the adventures involved in finding him.

reviewed The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis (Narnia book 6)

Review of 'The silver chair' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

In a fractional system I'd give this book 4.55 stars.

Once again C.S. Lewis went beyond the borders of Narnia for another "Narnian" book - and once again, he came up with a new character with enormous humor and appeal for children.

In this case, the character is Puddleglum the Marsh-Wiggle. He guides Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb as they "follow the signs" on a quest given them by Aslan. They must rescue the lost Prince Rilian, son of Prince Caspian.

There are several points at which characters are irritatingly oblivious to the obvious, throughout the book. I'll give no spoilers, but they're rather obvious. And Aslan comes off as something of a nagging wanker; what's with the mysterious "signs"? Jerking people around with hints and confusing portents may represent some sort of divine test of their moral fiber, but in my book it's just irritating. As Lewis himself seems …

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