Saturday, January 30, 2010

Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia #4)

Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia #4)
By: C.S. Lewis
Harper-Collins Publishing
Jully 1994 (First Published in 1951)
Ages: 8-12

Prince Caspian is the fourth book int he Chronicles of Narnia series and continues the adventures of Narnia with Susan, Peter, Edmund and Lucy. On their way back to school, the Pevansie Siblings get suddenly sucked backed into Narnia, only to find that it has been several thousand years since they ruled Narnia and the whole country has fallen into anarchy, run by the telmarines, forcing the magical creatures into hiding, leading most of the citizens of Narnia to believe they are in fact, all extinct. Throughout the book, the Pevansie siblings must help Prince Caspian to take the throne so they can bring Narnia back to it's former glory, with the magical creatures as equals. But it's not so easy and throughout the book while waiting/looking for Aslan, the entire group is being thwarted by Caspian's evil uncle, who is determined to see HIS young baby son, take the throne.
Who would benefit from reading this book?
Like Harry Potter, though it is reccommended for ages 8-12, Prince Caspian is a book that everyone can benefit from reading. C.S. Lewis expertly crafts Christian beliefs and ideals into this book that makes it easy for anyone to read and understand. Anyone who loves fantasy will love reading Prince Caspian.
What problems or conflicts can you see this book causing?
There is some mild fantasy violence in this book. (An intense battle/murder attempts) Also, some might not agree with the Christain beliefs and values that are weaved into the storyline.
Your Reaction?
Prince Caspian is one of my favorite books in the whole Chronicles of Narnia Series and I enjoy reading it again and again because of it's characters and the fast moving storyline/plot.

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