The Chronicles of Narnia:
Prince Caspian, The Return to Narnia

Here are some activities to incorporate into a lesson or literature unit using Prince Caspian from "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C. S. Lewis.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Book Summary:

The four brothers and sisters Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are waiting for their train to school, when suddenly they find themselves again in an unknown land. It was Prince Caspian who called them for help to defend Old Narnia, the land they once reigned as kings and queens, against some cruel human beings who had settled down there a hundred years ago. This way they meet their old friends again and also Aslan, the lion, and they are having one more great adventure together. In the end they win the battle and banish the cruel people from Narnia.

About the Author:

C.S. Lewis was born in 1898 in Ireland and died in 1963 in England. Although he was married, he never had children. As an author, he wrote novels as well as children’s books.

Suggested Vocabulary Words:

nettles
faltered
promontory
knights-errant
ambassadors
obliged
peninsula
dolefully
carbuncles
ravenously
victuals
contingent
entrenchments
subterranean
ancestry
quavering
valiant
hauberk
contemptuously
jibe
prow
bivouac
conceit
constellations
floundered
chasms
wizened
sentries
addled
rueful
allegiance
reproachfully
tremulous
melancholy
capering
surged
effusion
redoubled
countenance
dominion
parley
ramparts
gilt
infallibly
effrontery
lineage
abate
utterly

Prince Caspian Word Search Using Vocabulary Words

Questions and Activities:

1. Once more we meet Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. In what ways have they stayed the same? In what ways have they changed? How have their previous adventures shaped them? How do they behave differently as children and then as Kings and Queens of Narnia?

2. Compare and contrast Nikabrik and Trufflehunter. What different points of view do they represent?

3. “But because they have quarreled with the trees they are afraid of the woods. And because they are afraid of the woods they imagine that they are full of ghosts” (Doctor Cornelius, p. 56). What observation about fear does this reflect? Why do you think King Miraz is afraid of the stories of Old Narnia?

4. How does faith or lack of faith guide the actions of characters in this book? What difficulties face a person who believes in something others cannot see? How does Susan feel when she does not follow Aslan? What does Aslan mean by telling her she has “listened to fears”? (p. 162) What do you think is the author’s view of faith?

5. What do you think of the way Peter faces the possibility that he might be killed by Miraz?

6. In what way does Aslan test Caspian about his suitability to be King? How does Caspian pass the test?

7. How does Reepicheep earn his tail back? Do you think he deserves this?


Prince Caspian Word Search Puzzle Fun

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - Mini Unit Study


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