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    1. The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
    by C. S. Lewis, Cliff Nielsen
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    Asin: 0064471195
    Catlog: Book (1994-07-08)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    Collection includes all seven of the novels in the series. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Fantastic
    Clives Staples Lewis has created a mythical world which absolutely captures the human mind. The Chronicles of Narnia contain exciting plots, which all converge upon each other at the finally of the series: The Last Battle. Through out the books weaves the morals and beliefs of Christianity. These books do a wonder job of telling the story of the Bible, from the instantaneous creation of the world to the death of Aslan (Jesus). The way God cares about every one and desires us to enjoy life through Him, to the last battle and final days at the end of the world (of course Lewis did not know what was going to happen, yet it is still an interesting idea). In one of the best written books of all time, the land of Narnia comes alive with lovable and evil characters. The battle between good and evil is made abruptly apparent in this book as a small country goes through its history fighting for what is right. Light and darkness collide in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as four kids explore the land which they will rule. For a time it appears as though the evil side emerges victorious; but it is found that the White Witch as not the ability to peer far enough back into the depths time. This book it one of the most important of the set, because contained in it is the most important message of all time. My father used to read the Chronicles of Narnia to me when I was younger, now I read them on my own. When he did this he stressed, Christianity is having the relationship with God, like the youths had with Aslan. I think these are very well written books and I would encourage any one to read. I uphold C.S. Lewis as a great writer of the centuries and I praise his books (all of them) as magnificant.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best fantasy series ever!
    If I could I would give The Chronicles of Narnia 500 stars. The story is fresh and fascinating. The world of Narnia is how our world should be with humans and animals and other fantstical creatures joing together for the greater good.

    The series starts with "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe." Very accurate title because these are the important magical objects in this book. The shell of the story is set during WWII when the children of London are evacuated to the countryside in order to protect them from the air raids. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are sent to a country manor where they discover a wardrobe that transports them to the Magical world of Narnia where it is always winter, never Christmas, and even time flows different. We meet Mr. Tumnus the fawn and a kindly beaver couple who help the children escape the dreaded White Witch. Finally there is the incredible Aslan, the lion ruler of Narnia.

    With seven books in the series it is impossible to sum up them all here, but they are all worth reading. My recommendation is to buy the series and read it to your children (that way you don't have to feel guilty that you are enjoying the books as much as they are). Or just buy it for the magical feeling of being young and full of imagnination.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This boxed set is the BEST way to get this CLASSIC
    Over the last century, C.S. Lewis' Narnia Chronicles have become among the most beloved works of children's literature ever published, and with good reason. The seven volumes of this series offer stories that are absolutely timeless, fairy tales mixing adventurous journeys, marvelous characters, mythical creatures, terrible evils, and moral lessons. That they are well told only helps them stand the test of time.

    This boxed set is simply gorgeous, with attractive covers and nice layouts - plus you get the books individually, which is good for children who may not have the stamina to hold up that giant collected edition.

    Each of the seven volumes can be read as an independent story, yet each are linked together by reoccurring themes and characters. Together the separate books form a unified whole, the grand and epic tale that is the Narnia Chronicles. Only "The Horse And His Boy" stands alone as a tale outside the core story arc, though there are cameos by core characters. Over the course of the six core volumes, the interwoven story of Narnia is told from that magical land's creation to its glorious end.

    The books are not always of consistent quality, but a strong book always follows the weaker volumes. Such was the case when the Homeresque "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" followed the forgettable "Prince Caspian," for instance.

    Of course, calling the seven-book series a single epic brings into mind a long-running debate. In what order should the books be read; chronologically or in published order? In truth, either order will work because the stories are strong enough to withstand any amount of juggling.

    The Narnia Chronicles are classics because they offer rich and rewarding stories, glimpses of far off and magical lands, and present entertaining characters to the reader. They stand the test of time because they contain age-old moral lessons, are written in an eminently readable way that just begs to be read aloud, and are simple enough for kids while deep enough for adults. The cliché holds true here: the books are great for young and old alike.

    No fan of young adult or juvenile literature should pass up on the Narnia Chronicles. Neither should any fan of fantasy, either. And probably nor should any reader at all, period. Recommended classics and near essential reading.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The second best fantasy series ever written...
    ...after Lord of the Rings, and easily the best children's series ever written. 'Nuff said!

    5-0 out of 5 stars CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER IS FOR ADULTS!!!
    If you are new to this series, especially if you are going to read it to a child, DO NOT READ THEM IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER! A child will lose interest after a few chapters. Few great stories are told strictly in chronological order and the hook for Narnia is "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe".

    Many of these other reviews done by people saying that they like reading these books in chronological order are adults who fell in love with the series years ago, and now see this new order as making better grown-up sense. Reading it this way for the first time will leave you with many details that shouldn't be discovered until after reading the first few books in the original order, and won't keep a child interested the way I and so many others were as kids.

    So please, if you are an adult familiar and returning to this series, feel free to read it in any order you choose, (I certainly do) but if this is your first time, read it in the order below...cheers

    1) The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, 2) Prince Caspian, 3)The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 4) The Silver Chair, 5) The Horse and His Boy, 6) The Magician's Nephew, and 7) The Last Battle ... Read more


    2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Full-Color Collector's Edition)
    by C. S. Lewis
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    They open a door and enter a world. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Lions, Witches and Wardrobes--Oh My!
    Because it is so spectacular, I'm choosing The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to be the first book I review here at Amazon. I first fell in love with this story (and the subsequent volumes in the series) when my fifth-grade teacher read it to our class. Though it has been more than a decade since, this book has remained one of my all-time favorite works of literature, and I try to reread it once a year. It has an enchanting effect on the heart, mind and soul that never diminishes.

    The novel features four British children: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy (Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve) who discover a magical world hidden behind fur coats in a wardrobe. In "Narnia", they encounter an endless parade of fantastic characters and events that aid them in their quest to free the land of Narnia from the spell of the White Witch. She makes winter a permanent season and turns those who oppose her into stone. The most prominent Narnians are the talking animals, but especially the lion Aslan who, with the children's help, must return spring and benevolent rule to the land.

    On a more analytical note, I find it fascinating how C.S. Lewis uses allegory to loosely bridge his fictional world with well-known themes and stories from the Bible. You can most easily recognize this in the ever-present battle between good and evil and the symbolic representation of Christ's Resurrection in the guise of Aslan's death and revival on the Stone Table. Which fulfills an "even deeper magic from before the dawn of time."

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a modern classic that should be included in EVERYONE'S library. It will leave you completely satisfied, but at the same time craving more (which can be found in the other six volumes of the Chronicles of Narnia series). Oh, to sit and rule at Cair Paravel while munching on Turkish Delight!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    This book is about a girl named Lucy and her 3 siblings named Peter, Susan, and Edmund. They have to go live with a relative that they call the "Professor." On day they decide to play hide and go seek. Lucy runs to a closet and there she meets a kind faun named Mr. Tumnus in a really cold wintery place. Lucy returns to her brothers and sister and tries to convince them of what she saw. Lucy and her siblings have now entered the land of Narnia where the evil White Witch lives who dislikes children and it always trying to capture them. At the end of the book, there is a big battle between the witch's evil side and Aslan's (the lion) good side. Aslan's courage and loyalty to the children and people in Narnia brings Spring to their land.

    This is the best fantasy I have ever read because it keeps the reader always involved. It is really hard to put this book down. Although this story seems complicated and hard to follow, it is fast moving and always keeps the reader in suspense. I loved reading this book and recommend it for both girls and boys. I know this one will be on your top ten list.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I want to go to Narnia
    How can you not adore this? You know how food can be labeled "comfort food" - well this is the type of story that's a "comfort story". I felt so protected, secure and safe while reading this. It takes me back to a time in my life when I reguarly daydream adventures like those in Narnia. I think it reminds us of imagination, and freedom, and child-like wonder. Such a beautiful, wonderful story. Allow it to take you away and suspend your disbelief - you won't be sorry.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Hope
    I chose to read this classic by C.S. Lewis because every one else I knew had read it when they were younger. I was told that it was an allegorical novel by a friend, which spiked my interest in what I considered just a child's fantasy. Lewis fills his world, Narnia, with a wonderful array of different and interesting characters. Fauns, Nymphs, Dryads, Naiads, and hospitable beavers all contribute to the fantastic nature of this story. Lewis must have been a creative man to imagine such wonders and write them down. A place where perpetually deadened by the cold of winter, with no Christmas and, therefore, no hope would be a terribly bleak setting. The depiction of Aslan as a symbol of Christ was quite interesting. Even the girls, Susan and Lucy, become similar to the two Marys in the gospel in their caretaking of the lion. So as not to give away the story to anyone else I will end saying this unique world provides more than just a fantasy escape. To both children and adults it provides a reminder that there is hope, even in our world, when it too seems cold and dead.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe a reveiw by Irene
    Have you ever imagined being sent away to someone's house, that has a secret that no one knows but you? The house in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe had a secret , which only Peter, Susan,Edmund, and Lucy knows. Once they went through the wardrobe in the house,their adventures would begin in the land called Narnia, and their lives will change.

    I love this book, because it tells about Lucy trying to save her friend Tumnus. It tells about the wonderful adventures she had with her friends, Peter, Susan, and Edmund and the great dangers they faced in Narnia. I also liked the little rhymes that describes Aslan, the great lion.

    I wish that this book would be longer and the adventures of Narnia would countinue in this book.

    I recommend this book for people who like adventure stories, because this book is filled with adventures.

    My favorite part is when the dwarf made Edmond a prisoner and used a whip to threaten him to go faster. If the White Witch ( a terrible witch) that calls herself queen of Narnia wants Edmond to go faster, the dwarf whips him until he goes faster.

    My other favorite part is when Edmond got tricked into bringing Peter, Susan and Lucy to her because she wants to turn Edmond and his friends into stone. They are smart and she doesn't want them to break the White Witch's spell. The spell is a spell that will keep Narnia always in a winter season.

    On the map, I think it is a little confusing because it doesn't show the place where Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy came through the Wardrobe to Narnia, but the story is exciting. ... Read more


    3. The Chronicles of Narnia
    by C. S. Lewis
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    Asin: 0060598247
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
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    Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil -- what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.

    For the past fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a world where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.

    This edition presents all seven books -- unabridged -- in one impressive volume. The books are presented here according to Lewis's preferred order, each chapter graced with an illustration by the original artist, Pauline Baynes. This edition also contains C. S. Lewis's essay "On Three Ways of Writing for Children," in which he explains precisely how the magic of Narnia and the realm of fantasy appeal not only to children but to discerning readers of all ages. Deceptively simple and direct, The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to all readers, even fifty years after the books were first published.

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    4. Trojan Odyssey
    by Clive Cussler
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    Asin: 0399150803
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
    Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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    Average Customer Review: 3.22 out of 5 stars
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    Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet.

    In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime.

    There is a brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are working in a NUMA(r) underwater enclosure, trying to determine its origin, when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient; and the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight not only for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path.

    The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA(r) crew rush to the rescue, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and the brown tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon, its work will be complete-and the world will be a very different place.

    Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place...

    Filled with breathtaking action and suspense, Trojan Odyssey is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Cussler is loosing some luster
    I've been reading Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels since grade school - always fascinated by the fantastic scenarios and engaged by engrossing action.

    Sadly, Pitt is getting a bit long in the tooth. Pages spent on the decor and menus of local restaurants, descriptions of female characters' cosmetic applications straight out of Vogue, and even brief details provided re: sending facsimiles and other trivial action all seem hopelessly out of another time (not 2006 as suggested), and out of place (not occupying the mind of our alert hero, who may or may not share ALL of his author's preoccupations).

    I purchased this book on sight. Cussler + Trojan War should = instant delight and a very fast read. However, with rather obvious plot developments leading the way, accompanied by seemingly irrelevant and distracting scenes and/or descriptions of fleeting settings necessitated by said scenes, this has not turned out to be the speedy, pleasurable read I usually associate with Cussler. Furthermore, the introduction of Pitt's kids is going... where?

    Of course, anyone who's read the other Pitt adventures MUST read this one, if only to enjoy the quality of Cussler's premise - as good as any that have come before. The discovery of Troy is certainly right up there with Atlantis, et. al. Any true fan will forgive Cussler this time - hopefully he'll reinvigorate the franchise next time around.

    And who knows, perhaps Cussler will yet pull off a feat that few other action writers have dared attempt: Realistically aging his hero to the point of retirement, while retaining the audience. I, for one, will keep rooting for Pitt - and Cussler - either way.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dirk Pitts Back!
    Having read Golden Buddha recently (which I was very disappointed with), I wasn't sure I wanted to read Trojan Odyssey, so I let my father-in-law read it first. When he told me he thought it was Clive's best Dirk Pitt book yet, I was intrigued. I began reading and was soon so entranced with it, I couldn't put it down. Every spare moment I had, I picked this up to continue reading.

    I have to say that Clive is truly back in form, his writing is superfluous, his research impeccable. He breathes life into every one of his characters, no matter how short a 'life' they have. Although fiction, Clive has a knack for making the implausible possible.

    The story begins with a hurricane of unheard magnitude that devastates the shores off Nicaragua and almost kills hundreds of people in a luxury floating hotel, not to mention Pitt's twin children, Summer and Dirk, who are conducting research in an underwater enclosure in the hurricane's path. And this is just the beginning. There are evil red-headed women to contend with, a link to the story Homer made famous in The Odyssey, the opposite of global warming (brrr) and a little bit of romance thrown in (but not too much for you diehard Dirk Pitt fans).

    I have a soft spot for Night Probe, but Trojan Odyssey is easily the next best Dirk Pitt adventure yet. Thank you, Clive, for making up for the abysmal Golden Buddha. Dirk Pitt fans unite and buy this book!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Dragging but enjoyable
    If you've never read Cussler, all his books are done via formula. Essentially they're all the same, but you'll never complain about the retread. They're all the same, yet all very entertaining.

    This book is Cussler's last (though not the last of the series). It suffers for that reason, as Cussler strives to tie loose ends.

    The reigns are being passed from Dirk Sr to Dirk Jr (a convenient appearance, but not wholly unbelievable). At the same time the reigns are being passed from Clive to his son.

    The story is entertaining, and likely was likely read by the writers of The Day After Tomorrow. It was novel before the movie, might be tired after, but this came first.

    There are some creepy moments between Dirk Jr and his sister, as she's set up to be a sexy character despite spending much of her time alone with her brother in the middle of the ocean - am I the only one that sees this? Couldn't the editor have stepped in on these?

    I won't complain much, though. Cussler has given us many, many (many) entertaining reads, and even though he ends on a dip it is a necessary one, and still a solid effort.

    If you're a Cussler fan buy it. If you're not yet a Cussler fan buy this, along with some older ones and read those first.

    Adventure fans will not go wrong.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Story, one or two mistakes
    Having read all of Cussler Novels, including the ill-fated cooperation books with other authors, I believe he should stuck to Dirk Pitt.

    The Story itself is quite solid, tying together several mystical legends. However Cussler should stay to his characters and their story. Lorens father supposed to be dead, died as he tried to savage gear of a lost airplane (Vixen 03), how can she be walked down the aisle at her marriage with Dirk by him? Believing that Cussler has intentional introduced this mistake, like he did in several others of his novel (mixing up Dirk mother names) it could be guessed that he wants us to comment on his books.

    Nevertheless it is page turner! Can't stop till the last page. Friends always know when I am not returning calls or emails, that I am reading (again and again) CC books.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Fairly engrossing, but badly written
    While well-plotted, Trojan Odyssey is so unevenly written that I found myself distracted every few pages by another clumily constructed sentence. I could tolerate the bland two-dimensional characters, but when I read a best-selling author who's seemingly so indifferent to the quality of his work as to fail to proofread it, I begrudge him his literary success.
    I won't be reading Clive Cussler again. ... Read more


    5. The Magician's Nephew (rack) (Chronicles of Narnia)
    by C. S. Lewis
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    Catlog: Book (1994-07-08)
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    The adventure begins

    Narnia ... where Talking Beasts walk ... where a witch waits ... where a new world is about to be born.

    On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible ...

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    5-0 out of 5 stars An exciting book for all ages!
    The Magician's Nephew takes place in London, a very long ago. During that time lives a girl named Polly Plumber. She lives in row housing, and one day when she is in the garden, a grubby faced boy peers over the fence next door. Polly could tell that the boy had been crying which explains his dirty face. The boy tells her his name is Digory Kirke, and Polly laughed and made a few jokes, and he tells her that he is from a high-class area and he is required to come to this rotten place. He told Polly that his dad is in India, his mother is sick, and his uncle is mad. Digory explains that his Uncle Andrew is very odd, talks of strange things, and hears strange noises coming from his secret room at night. Very soon they begin to build a friendship. From then on, they went on several adventures because his crazy Uncle Andrew and his powerful rings, one including to Narnia. They meet several characters in each place they visit. In Narnia they they meet the Lion, and from him they learn many lessons about life, and they build a very strong relationship with eachother. I would recommend this book for anyone, any age, who likes adventure and fantasy. This book is very detailed, and creative. The characters are very real, especally Polly. Polly is very adventurous, like me. She never backs down on anything. Polly seems like a great person, and like any other child in that time period this book took place. If you like this book, than I deffinitly recommend reading the next book #2 in The Chronicels of Narnia, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. You'll love both!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read!!
    The first book in the series of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Magician's Nephew is an excellent fantasy that pulls the reader in from the first word! Lewis weaves a fantastic tale that weaves fantasy and reality splendidly. The reader is drawn into Lewis' world of fiction with an amazing ease. Part of the seven book series, The Magician's Nephew is an excellent beginning to what will certainly become a fascinating, enthralling series.

    Digory is a young boy who is upset because his mother is dying. When he meets Polly (his next door neighbor), he tells her about his mother and that he is staying next door with his spinster aunt and his bachelor Uncle Andrew so that they can take care of his mother. Polly and Digory soon become good friends and they discover a secret passageway that connects all of the attics in the houses on their row (in London). They stumble into the attic of Digory's Uncle Andrew and he tricks Polly into becoming part of an experiment for him. She puts on a yellow ring and travels to another world. Digory has no choice but to follow her when his Uncle Andrew tells him the secret of how to come back. Digory and Polly end up in the "Wood Between the Worlds," a type of portal to other places and times. Although Polly immediately wants to turn back, Digory convinces her to visit one of the other places first. They choose a pool of water that takes them to the deserted city of Charn, where they awaken Queen Jadis, an evil queen that is bent on leaving her own dead kingdom and conquering London. She attaches herself to Digory while they are trying to escape and they accidentally bring her back to London. Once there, she wreaks havoc on everyone and everything even though her magic powers are not as strong in this new world. Polly and Digory decide that they must return her to her world, so they travel back to the "Woods between the Worlds." Thinking that they have chosen the pool that leads to the city of Charn, they jump in only to find that they are in a new land and they experience the birth of the Land of Narnia. They experience everything to the birth of the sun and stars to the blessing of the first king and queen of Narnia. Digory is sent on a mission to retrieve the fruit of a special tree so that it may be planted in the center of Narnia to protect it from the Witch of Charn, who has hidden herself in the recesses of this new land. After being tempted to eat or [take] the fruit for himself, Digory brings the fruit to Aslan, the creator of Narnia, and he casts out the fruit so that it can grow into a tree. Aslan thanks Digory and tells him to take an apple from the tree and give it to his sick mother so that she might be saved. Polly and Andrew leave Narnia and Digory gives the fruit to his mother, who is healed. ...

    2-0 out of 5 stars O.k at times but goes noware
    This book goes noware but down.The begging is good and then in the middle goes down ward.It's o.k. at times but fore die hard fantasy fans like Harry Potter stay away.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a great book!
    This book was great! I thought it would take me a long time to read, but it only took me two days. I loved it so much. The Narnia books are great, all of them. This one was the first book and it's about a boy named Digory who has an uncle. His uncle has these magic rings. Polly, Digory's friend, touched a ring and then she entered the world of Narnia. Digory and Polly go through lots of adventures - good ones and bad ones - in the world that they had just discovered.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book in the entire series
    This story chronicles the beginning of all the other stories.
    The writing style for this book and wording makes this novel enjoyable even to young adults. ... Read more


    6. Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul : 101 Stories of Courage, Hope and Laughter (Chicken Soup for the Soul (Paperback Health Communications))
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen, Irene Dunlap
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    Asin: 1558746099
    Catlog: Book (1998-07-01)
    Publisher: HCI
    Sales Rank: 5495
    Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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    Today's kids face grave issues and harder decisions than ever before.Gang warfare, violence, drugs, alcohol, smoking, pregnancy, depression and suicide have found their way into middle and elementary schools. Divorce splits apart families every day.These issues make kids feel as if they must understand and accept all the troubles of the world.

    Now more than ever, kids want and need the inspiration and hope that Chicken Soup for the Soul provides.In this special volume, young readers will find empowerment and encouragement to love and accept themselves, believe in their dreams, find answers to their questions and discover hope for a promising future.


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    5-0 out of 5 stars I think this book was well written.
    Chicken Soup For The Kids Soul is about kids of all ages who write stories about sad deaths, achieving dreams, and making choices in life. I would recomend this book for a 9 year old because I liked it and I think they would like it like I did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Book Will Always Be My Favourite Chicken Soup Book!!
    I have read a fan of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books since Grade 8 and I must say that out of all of the series I have read, this is my favourite one. This book is great for kids. It includes stories, and poems that were written by kids FOR kids! This book is great and I love to sit in my bed sometimes at night and read stories from Dating and Relationships to Death and Divorce. Kids can face many troubles out in the world like Gangs, Drugs, AIDS, Death and many other situations. Kids have to make difficult choices sometimes. This book is good because it can really make you think. I highly reccomend this book to anyone who wants something great to read! It can make you laugh or cry. It can make you feel good about yourself. I know it will definetly make you think, it made me think!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag.
    Overall the stories are both entertaining and heart warming. Some of them are quite sappy but all of the stories are thankfully short which keeps the flow of the book going at a comfortable reading pace. It's the type of book to read in small chunks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Stories for Youth Groups
    I bought this book as tool for my youth ministry. I read the stories to kids in third and fourth grade. The stories are short, interesting and have good moral themes. There are stories to entertain, and teach. I would recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 101 Stories of Courage, Hope and Laughter
    Sometimes you fell like life is a total blast, from scoring the winning goal to hanging out with your friends. Yet other times lefi is complicated. Now this book is the place to find the answers in this very story filled book. I have read pet lovers and teenage soul 2 and this one is right up there with them. ... Read more


    7. Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul II : Stories About Taking Charge, Making a Difference and Moving Through the Preteen Years for Kids Ages 9-13
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen, Irene Dunlap
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    Asin: 0757301509
    Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
    Publisher: HCI
    Sales Rank: 2345
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    At last …the long-awaited follow-up to the 1.2 million-copy bestseller!Filled with relevant, inspiring and fun stories written mostly by kids, thisnew volume features a unique, innovative chapter, "Rockin' Our World",that highlights real kids achieving real dreams, helping less fortunate people,starting your own business, and utilizing your unique abilities. For a younggeneration repeatedly exposed to a hostile world, this must-read book promotespositive thinking, giving to others, unity and tolerance. Chapters cover preteenconcerns such as friendship, body changes, first crushes, difficult choices,as well as tough issues such as divorce, drugs and alcohol, and dealing withdeath for the first time.

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    8. The Chronicles of Narnia Set
    by C. S. Lewis
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    Asin: 0020442807
    Catlog: Book (1982-09)
    Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company.
    Sales Rank: 217006
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars prince caspian
    Lucy, Peter, Susan, and Edmund have viseted narnia before, and they will visit it again. Narnia is a country that you can only get into if you believe. If you enter it in one place, you can not enter though that place again, once you come out. The four kids end up in Narnia and they are on a mission. Prince Caspians father, Miraz is trying to kill him. The kids have to stop him with the help of Aslan, the lion, and Trumpkin the dwarf. Also many other mystical animals.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Prince Caspian/Buba Jones
    I'm doing a report on the book Prince Caspian.The author is C.S.Lewis, who also wrote the novels The Magicians Nephew,The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,and four other fabulous books. Of a scale of one to ten I would give it a nine.The book Prince Caspian was published in 1956.The main characters are Peter, Lucy, Susan, Edmund, and Prince Caspian. Prince Caspian isn't exactly a prince because he does not come from the same family as the king. Peter, Edmund, Lucy, and Susan are kings and queens of Narnia. The book Prince Caspian is the fourth of the seven novels of Narnia.The world of Narnia is a magical world with fauns, other stuff like giants. The main characters want to defeat the evil king Miraz,and put Caspian on the throne. The characters Edmund and Miraz have a duel and eventually King Edmund wins and mirazes army surrenders and they put the new King Caspian on the throne. I think that the moral of this story is "have faith".The characters learn to trust their little sister Lucy,although she is allot younger. I also think that all of the characters become more adventurous. I really loved reading this book, and suggest it to everyone from 6 to 13. I think that it is better to read it themselves, but it doesn't matter about that. It is still a very good book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the lion the witch and the wardrobe
    I am about to talk to you about a book I read in class. These books are fabulous, only if you like adventure. If you read these books you would know what I mean,check them out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Magnificent
    This book is great...all of the Narnia Chronicles are great. Once you start to read them you can't put them down. Thats how good they are. I am a teenager and i still love this books. C.S. Lewis is a great writer. You should get these books if you don't already own them. ... Read more


    9. Left Behind: The Kids: Collection 3: Volumes 13-18
    by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
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    Asin: 0842357483
    Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
    Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
    Sales Rank: 108626
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    With over seven and one-half million copies sold in the series, Left Behind: The Kids is a favorite of kids ages 10ñ14. Following teens that were "left behind," they have nothing left but their newfound faith in Jesus Christ. Determined to stand up for God no matter the cost, they are tested at every turn. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book in the world for Christians
    The first time I read this book, I thought it was going to be boring, but when I went to the second book it got really good, and I couldn't stop reading them! When I finished them I told my mom we needed to buy the other one.
    I got the series to 18, but I need 16.

    I recomend this book to every one. Even if your not christian, but when you read it don't be scared about what happens in the book because it is really going to happen in real life! I'm a christian myself and I'm getting ready for the rapture. This book is great I love it ! It even tells you what happens when your left behind.
    All I can say is that this book is the best in the world!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Left Behind
    I think this is a really great series of books. The books explain the end times very well. They are easy to understand for younger readers and would be amazingly exciting for all ages. I would highly recomend these books to everyone. I would also recomend the adult series for the advanced readers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just for kids?
    My wife I have read the first seven Left Behind books (to each other) and are in the middle of No. 8. We find these books hard to put down as most people do. What I didn't count on was my reaction to "The Kids." About 15 months ago I ordered a used copy of book #1, just to see how the story was presented to our children. To date, my wife and I have read independently all 18 volumes!
    While they are quick reads and very easy to follow, they are definitely not just for kids. They present a compelling story line parallel to the "big Kids" books, but from a point of view that makes me think our kids may not be so bad.
    A story of hope for children, Left Behind presents one view of what they might face in the not so distant or unbelievable future. ALL KIDS, of any age should read these books if for no other reason than the fun of it. Action, adventure, personal relationships and scriptural authority, all the most sought after ingredients are here. I believe youngsters over about 12 years could move right over to the adult version and be hooked immediately. These books are wonderful! Thanks to LaHaye and Jenkins: keep them coming! ... Read more


    10. Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Spanish Edition, The
    by C. S. Lewis
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    Asin: 0060086610
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
    Publisher: Rayo
    Sales Rank: 21577
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    ·he best-selling The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is now available in a new Spanish-language edition ... Read more


    11. Left Behind-The Kids: Collection 7; 36-40 (Left Behind)
    by Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim LaHaye, Chris Fabry
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    Asin: 0842387145
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
    Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
    Sales Rank: 10452
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    12. Adventures In Odyssey Cassettes #1: The Early Classics
    by Focus on the Family
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    Asin: 1561791539
    Catlog: Book (1994-10-25)
    Publisher: Tommy Nelson
    Sales Rank: 306597
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    If you're an Odyssey veteran, then sit back and relive a bit of history.If you've only recently started listening to the series, these early shows will be a real treat.This collector's album includes: Whit's Flop, Life of the Party, Connie Comes to Town, Recollections, Gifts for Madge and Guy, The Day After Christmas and many others.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars A great collection of family-friendly shows for everyone
    This is where it all began. The first 12 episodes of Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey series, which is still going strong today. Featuring the voice of Hal Smith (best known as Otis Campbell from the Andy Griffith shows) as Mr. Whittaker, the show can entertain adults and kids alike, using the theater of the mind rather than of the eye.

    The shows also teach encouraging morals, such as contentedness, and self-esteem (among others) from a Christian perspective. You should check these out, and give the other titles a chance as well!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
    These tapes are terrific! If you have kids, they are fantastic to play in the car on a long trip. The kids love them and so do Mom and Dad. It keeps everyone from fussing and fighting and they will listen to them over and over. They never get tired of them ... Read more


    13. Left Behind: The Kids Collection Books 31-35 (Left Behind: The Kids Collection)
    by Jerry B. Jenkins
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    Asin: 0842387137
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-10)
    Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
    Sales Rank: 17705
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    Five of the most recent releases in the best-selling Left Behind: The Kids series are compiled in a handy, value-priced gift box, great for gift giving and collecting.

    Includes:

    • #31 Escape to Masada
    • #32 War of the Dragon
    • #33 Attack on Petra
    • #34 Bounty Hunters
    • #35 The Rise of False Messiahs
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    14. No Way Out (Adventures in Odyssey)
    by Paul Herlinger, Katie Leigh, Walker Edmiston
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    Asin: 1589972295
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-30)
    Publisher: Focus on the Family Publishing
    Sales Rank: 10438
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    15. Baby'S First Bible (First Bible Collection)
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    Asin: 1575840332
    Catlog: Book (1996-04-01)
    Publisher: Reader's Digest
    Sales Rank: 10193
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    From newborns to grade-schoolers, The First Bible Collection includes a format perfect for every child.

    Baby's First Bible has set a new standard for children's Bibles and is the inspiration behind The First Bible Collection series.

    Stories from the Old and New Testaments are beautifully illustrated and clearly told. Each page includes a simple activity for you to share with your child.

    A beautifully decorated handle and a clasp to keep the book shut allow your toddler to carry the Bible everywhere.

    Format: Books with Handles

    Dimensions (inches): 6 1/2 x 7 3/4 ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent First Bible
    I purchased this book for my daughter to begin introducing her to God and the Bible. She LOVES this book (her Biba). The stories are very short and the pictures very colorful to help hold her interest. She 'reads and re-reads' this book herself (she's 22 mos old) and carries it with her to Sunday School. The handle makes it very easy to carry for her and the clasp helps keep the book closed when not in use. An excellent introduction to the Bible.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very cute and to the point
    This book is a sweet start for Bible stories. It has 10 stories which are: What God Made, Noah's Ark, Baby Moses, David the Shepherd, Daniel, Baby Jesus, Jesus at the Temple, Zacchaeus, Jesus stops a storm, and Jesus is Alive. The stories are short (about 6 sentences long) which is enough to give a child the "gist" of the stories without being too wordy and losing their interest. Some stories are in rhyme. I think this is a nice way to introduce little ones to the greater, more complex Bible stories.

    4-0 out of 5 stars For both babies and parents.
    Kids would love the book design: attractive handle and just the right size would make them want to bring it everywhere. Colorful illustrations, pleasant to look at but not too much details for the young eyes and imagination. Story is appropriately short and simple, with Scriptural verses that would make them appreciate the Bible. Parents would find value in those the sturdy baby-proofed pages that would last till your next baby! Reading this to your child would be a joy. Don't worry about your story telling skills: you'll get hints (cheat-lines) at the bottom of the pages suggesting actions or movement that would capture your child's attention. I gave this as a gift to my niece, and my sister requested for the rest of the series..... (which were just as good!).

    5-0 out of 5 stars PERFECT FOR TODDLERS
    THE SIMPLE LANGUAGE, PICTURES OF ANIMALS AND CHILDREN, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR COOPERATIVE PLAY MAKE THIS BOOK ONE OF MY TODDLER'S FAVORITE. HE LIKES THE STURDY PAGES, LITTLE CLASP (GOOD FOR FINE MOTOR SKILLS), AND HANDLE (TODDLERS LIKE ANYTHING WITH A HANDLE). I LIKE THE SIMPLE BIBLE STORIES AND THE POINT AND NAME ANIMALS. THIS BOOK IS PERFECT FOR INTRODUCING BABIES TO YOUR FAITH. ... Read more


    16. The Chronicles of Narnia: Audio Box Set
    by C. S. Lewis
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    Asin: 0060793260
    Catlog: Book (2005-06-01)
    Publisher: HarperAudio
    Sales Rank: 91055
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    17. Battle Lines (Adventures in Odyssey (Audio Numbered))
    by Focus on the Family
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    Asin: 1589970306
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
    Publisher: Tommy Nelson
    Sales Rank: 530867
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Kids can't get enough of Adventures in Odyssey® and neither can their parents! In Battle Lines, the thirty-eighth release in the Odyssey series, you'll find even more of what's made this long-running radio drama (currently airing on more than 1,100 stations) so popular: excellent production, intriguing storylines, and valuable lessons that build biblical morals and character into children. Battle Lines, a twelve-episode set, brings us the explosive conclusion of the Novacom saga. Strange things are happening everywhere, from Alaska to Odyssey, including miraculous healings and unexplainable violence. Whit and Jason suspect that the black boxes distributed by Novacom are emitting signals that are controlling people's minds. Can Whit stop the evil corporation before it takes over Odyssey? Mystery and excitement abound as kids consider the question: Is manipulation ever OK, even if good is accomplished? ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
    Well, other than the fact that I would wake up early every saturday mornings to listen on the internet, it teaches a very important lesson. I'll start at the begining:

    1. The main idea is to put your faith in religion, rather than science, but it doens't just teach in one episode, but takes it to the extreme and shows that when all hope seems lost, pray, and trust everything in god.

    2. The storyline is terrific! I won't spoil any surprises, but I will tell you this:

    -Novacom releases this "Novabox" thats supposed to heal you.
    -Someone is trying to steal the Imagination Station!
    -Oh no! Murders?
    -Some students figure out the secret of the Novabox & go to the utter extreme to try to destroy it.
    -Bill Riely's wife is back because of the Novabox?!?!
    -Did Bill Riely really blow up the tower!?
    -Many EXTREME surprises

    Well, if you are a fan of Adventures in Odyssey, and radio dramas, then I suggest that you go out and buy it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hang on for the Climax
    Novacom is growing stronger. In spite of all Whit and the gang have done, they seem to be gaining support. And it's not exactly like they're doing anything wrong. Or is it? Slowly, the kids begin to uncover some things that just aren't right. But will Whit, Jason, Connie, Tom, and the others figure things out in time?

    Every one of these 12 episodes contributes to the Novacom story is some form or other. The writers have done a good job of building this story. But, if you think you know where this story is going, don't bet on it. There are several surprises in the story line here and everything ties together perfectly for the ending. I was glued to my seat waiting to reach that climax, too. They also do a good job here of tying in elements from their many years on the air. I loved some of the references to episodes from their first couple of seasons.

    Fans waiting to see how the Novacom storyline resolves itself will be thrilled with the outcome. If you've missed the last couple of collections, you'll want to go back and hear them before you listen to this one so everything makes sense. ... Read more


    18. Left Behind: The Kids (Left Behind: Collection 5, Books 25-30)
    by Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim LaHaye
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    Asin: 0842387129
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
    Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
    Sales Rank: 63335
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    With over 10 million copies sold in the series, Left Behind: The Kids is a favorite of kids ages 10-14. The series follows teens who were "left behind" and have nothing left but their newfound faith in Jesus Christ. Determined to stand up for God no matter the cost, they are tested at every turn. ... Read more


    19. Out Of Control (Adventures in Odyssey (Audio Numbered))
    by Focus on the Family
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    Asin: 1589972082
    Catlog: Book (2003-11-20)
    Publisher: Tommy Nelson
    Sales Rank: 224683
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Great for kids ages eight and up, episode #40 Out of Control is certain to be a new favorite of fans of this popular radio series. In “For the Fun of It,” a lesson about not trying to grow up too fast, Wooton’s niece comes to spend the week with him and begins trying to act like an adult, but eventually learns how to have fun. “Room Enough for Two” addresses the feeling of being replaced as Liz’s brother and best friend, Mark, decides to get engaged. Other topics covered through these entertaining stories are unity, grace, not needing credit, helping others, being part of a team, fitting in, proper evangelism, and a three-part story on figuring out God’s will. Never before released for sale, these brand new episodes from Adventures in Odyssey® follow the series’ familiar characters through new and thrilling situations, and as always, listeners are left with an inspirational and truth-based lesson. Each CD or cassette volume contains twelve exciting stories, up to six total hours of listening fun. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best All Around Collection in a Long Time
    Ok, I confess. I've been listening to Adventures in Odyssey since its very first broadcast. I was in the target age range at the time, but I still love the show.

    With the Novacom story behind them, the show serves up fun and funny shows focusing mostly on the kids and families around town.

    "For the Fun of it" opens the album and finds Wooton playing host to his overly mature and well bred niece, with surprising results.

    "Room Enough for Two" brings a surprise to Liz and her family when brother Mark shows up for a trip home from the Army with his fiancee.

    "BTV: Behind the Scenes" finds disorder and disharmony on the set of the latest BTV episode, ironically enough about unity.

    "Bassett Hounds" takes Wooton and Bernard to Alaska and a Bassett family reunion as Wooton's Grandpa plans to pass out his wealth.

    "It's All About Me" features dual plots. In the first, Connie is upset when Mitch gets the credit for the advice she is feeding him on his new KYDS radio show. Meanwhile, Jared DeWhite is upset when his brother gets credit for his joke on Rodney Rathbone.

    When Liz and her family disappear, it's up to Mandy, Jared, and a few new friends to solve "The Case of the Disappearing Hortons." (Have I mentioned it's wonderful to have Jared back in Odyssey?)

    In "The Defining Moment," Marvin must deal with his sports abilities, or lack there of.

    A free vacation sounds wonderful to the Washington family, until they get embroiled in the "Mystery at Tin Flat."

    Aubrey takes a lesson in sharing her faith from Seth in "All Things to All People." But is this really the best method of evangelism?

    Finally, the three part "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?" finds Mitch tracking down the person who stole Whit's identity and framed Mitch for it. Meanwhile, he finally has to make a decision about joining the FBI. What will he do and what will it mean for his relationship with Connie?

    With some drama and comedy mixed in, there's something for everyone here. There were even a few episodes where they surprised me with the ending. Any fan of Odyssey will love this collection of great radio drama. ... Read more


    20. Prince Caspian (rack) : The Return to Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia)
    by C. S. Lewis
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    Asin: 0064471055
    Catlog: Book (1994-07-08)
    Publisher: HarperTrophy
    Sales Rank: 32287
    Average Customer Review: 4.45 out of 5 stars
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    A prince fights for his crown

    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 an entire world.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Intriguing
    Prince Caspian is the second book in the very entertaining series, "The Chronicles of Narnia." It is about 4 children (2 brothers and 2 sisters) who revisit Narnia, another world inhabited by talking animals, after being gone for one year. But one year in our time could be a thousand years in Narnian time, or no time at all. In this case,they were gone for thousands of Narnian years. When they return,they find that the land that they ruled as Kings and Queens in the previous book, has been taken over by humans, called Telmarines, that do not like talking animals. This exciting story tells of the children's efforts to regain power of Narnia. After reading "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," "Prince Caspian" keeps you wondering what happened to Narnia and what is going to happen to Narnia.Once you start reading this series,you can't stop! A wonderful experience to read these books! I highly recommend that you do!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Narnia's Battle for a New King
    "The Return to Narnia!" Those who have read "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (Book 1 in the original ordering) know that those four words can invoke a rousing and passionate symphony that only those who believe in Narnia can hear. It is somewhat disconcerting, therefore, when the story opens with a rather clumsy squeak. The four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, find themselves unceremoniously _yanked_ back to Narnia after one Earth year and many Narnian centuries of being away. There is no party to welcome them, only apples growing wild to feed them, and only the ruins of a castle to shelter them.

    As the children have been gone for so long, some backtracking is necessary before their heroic adventures can begin. As he did in all the books in "The Chronicles of Narnia", C.S. Lewis gives us a bit of Narnian history that puts the present events in perspective and is genuinely fun to read. This History lesson begins with the Telmarine invasion after the Golden Age of Narnia and ends with the battle between Prince Caspian and his evil uncle Miraz. It's a lesson so absorbing and believable that it makes Narnia seem more real than, say, Bavaria. The political intrigue sprinkled throughout the book is a fine bonus.

    What I liked most about "Prince Caspian" was the chance to see the two Kings and two Queens of Cair Paravel in action. Their adventures and their characters were given very little space or elaboration at the end of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"; so I was glad to be able to really see them as their royal Narnian selves. (Now that I've read further, I can say that "The Horse and His Boy" is even better for this purpose. After reading "Prince Caspian", I discovered why King Peter was dubbed Magnificent; and after reading "The Horse and His Boy", I learned why Queen Susan was called Gentle; King Edmund, Just; and Queen Lucy, Valiant.)

    And what would Narnia be without Aslan? (I LOVE THIS LION!) In "Prince Caspian", the major lesson that he imparts is that we must have faith and follow him, even when we may appear foolish to others. If we keep insisting that we can find the way by ourselves, then we only get lost. There are other morals throughout the book, most of them woven into the story, such as King Peter's courage in challenging Miraz to a "clean wager of battle" (read: one-on-one combat), "to prevent the effusion of blood" (read: the blood of his innocent subjects). Lewis can moralize better than any other children's writer I know.

    "Prince Caspian" is not to blame for being the second book in the series--therefore, the sequel that can't help but be slightly disappointing. Though I gave it four stars for the bumpy linkages in the plot, child readers will, if asked, say it deserves five.

    3-0 out of 5 stars The least desirable entry
    "Prince Caspian" is either the second or fourth book of CS Lewis' classic Narnia series, depending on whether one reads the books in published order or chronological order. The story picks up where "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" leaves off, with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy back in England after having spent many years in Narnia as kings and queens. What follows is in many ways almost a straight rehash of "Wardrobe" and is possibly the most forgettable of the Narnia books. Were it not for the introduction of Caspian, one of the major characters in the series, it would almost certainly be the least memorable of the seven books.

    The children find themselves pulled into a strange world, this time by a magical force rather than by wandering through a wardrobe. Quickly (and predictably) enough the world is revealed to be Narnia. Why did they not know this right away? Because the single year they spent in the real world was many hundreds of years in Narnian time. Narnia has aged while they have not.

    The four children, who in Narnia are revered as legendary kings and queens of old, find that they have been pulled into Narnia to aid King Caspian, a prince from a kingdom of rather oppressive humans who have taken over Narnia and are attempting to squash all memory and knowledge of the land's talking animals and mythical creatures. Naturally, this means those people have to be stopped.

    If it sounds exciting, it's not. If it sounds boring, it is.

    Travelogues and adventures that are little more than episodic journeys can be great fun and often tap into the glory of exploring the forest as a child, but this journey simply has little or nothing to engage the reader or capture one's interest. The glimpses of how Narnia has changed in the years since the four kids were there are interesting, but the interest is minimal at best. The travels just lack punch or adventure.

    Lewis takes a few ill-advised detours that seem only to pad the story while hammering home the idea that people who do not believe in the mystical creatures of Narnia are inherently bad. The heavy-handed messaging in other Narnia volumes generally feel like the moral messages of any other classic fairy tale, but here they somehow feel wrong.

    All in all, "Prince Caspian" adds very little to the lore (and lure) of Narnia despite being a part of the central plot, with core Narnia characters throughout. Its greatest contribution to the series is introducing the off-kilter time concept, an old cliché of alternate world stories, and bringing the character of Caspian (as well as the delightful and brave mouse Reepicheep) to the series. And that's about this book's whole worth. It introduces you to characters you will grow to like later and to concepts essential to the series.

    Take note, because "Prince Caspian" is part of the core Narnia books (those involving the four original children and the characters linked directly to them) it's hard to recommend skipping this one - but it really fails to live up to the fantastic spectacle of the others. Children may enjoy the return romp to Narnia, but more likely even they will find that this one disappoints.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Jenner's Review
    Caspian has an uncle named Miraz. A tutor comes and tells Caspian that his uncle is trying to kill him. Caspian runs away to avoid being killed. He meets Truffle hunter, the talking badger, and Trumpkin the Dwarf. They meet many other talking animals like: centaurs, satyrs, fauns, & dwarfs. Then they fight Miraz! They are fighting for the throne. Caspian is on the losing side. Can he survive? Then they make an arena for three duels. Whoever won two duels would win. Peter was to duel Miraz, but something got in the way. But what!? I would recommend this book to anyone who likes sword fighting.

    3-0 out of 5 stars boring book but still good
    The book Prince Caspian is the second in a series of books by C.S. Lewis. The characters and conflicts are the same as the book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The main characters are Peter and Susan. One of the conflicts they face is person vs. self as Peter must face his fear of being killed in war. The horn Susan left behind in the first episode allowed the as they return to Narnia. However when time they return Narnia is a thousand years later. In the be ok Prince Caspian is a year later after the first. All the people they know from then are died but Aslan he can never die because he is one of the magical creature leafed in Narnia. I didn't like the book Prince Caspian because it had all the Same conflicts just like the other books by C.S Lewis. One of the same conflicts is at the battle they had they lose at first but in the end they won. I also didn't like it cuz it was boring tail like cater 12 that's when they had the battle . But there was some very cool parts of the book for example the high king Peter killed the evil king Miraz in the battle and it was back to old Narnia . The book is boring but its still a good book to read I think you better have a lot of time on your hands because it takes a lot time to read but its still good. ... Read more


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