The Silver Chair

Style: Classic

Attitude: Positive

In Brief: A Quest tale, taking Eustace and Jill through hardships, trials of friendship and faith in their guide, and near-despair as they have to rescue a lost prince from his captor, a witch. Death as a return to life.

Cover of The Silver Chair

Author: C.S. Lewis

Series: The Chronicles of Narnia

Publisher: Puffin

Age Range: Children+

Period: Mid 20th C

Setting: Narnia

Genres:  AnimalClassicFantasyGrowing-UpMagic


  • Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole, allies of convenience against school bullies, have to overcome their individual defects and cooperate in finding Rillian, the lost prince of Narnia.
  • Puddleglum is a Marshwiggle, swamp-dwelling and habitually downcast, but with an unexpected depth of spirit and optimism.


Eustace returns with Jill to Narnia where they must travel across little-explored areas of the land to find a prince lost for years. Guided by Puddleglum, the experienced if dour marshwiggle, they have to follow the signs Aslan gave Jill, enduring hardships and outfacing enemies and deceptions along the way.

Tuesday 1st January 2002