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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)

by C. S. Lewis

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For years, my favorite book in the Chronicles has hovered between this one and The Last Battle, but I think as an adult, I appreciate this one the most. What I love:

-seeing a slightly more grown-up, but still young, Lucy and Edmund
-Seeing Caspian after he's been used to being King for a few years
- The separate adventures of each island
-Eustace. He provides some humor before his transformation, and his transformation to a dragon back to a redeemed boy is one of my all-time favorites(though it's still second to Edmund's in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe)
-Goldwater/Deathwater island. Perhaps the island that's always stuck with me the most.

And the "life on sea" parts were really enjoyable too, as well as Lucy's adventure with the magician and the spells. That was my favorite part as a child.

Overall, I think this is probably also the FUNNEST book in the series. All the seperate adventures make it a pretty thrilling read. Hate the movie adaption though. ( )
  Stormydawnc | Jun 23, 2014 |
Putting on my 'Childhood Favorites' shelf is a misnomer, as I never read this as a child. Again, with the silly Christian undertones. Then end where Aslan tells Lucy she will never return to Narnia (riiiiiiight) but she will know him under another name in her own world, that's why she had to meet him in Narina... hmmm... what could that name be?

I think it's nearly criminal to feed such loosely veiled propaganda to our (any!) unknowing child. If Christianity is the 'One True Faith' then children will find it (as cognizant adults) without being duped or brainwashed. Ick.
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2 vote steadfastreader | Mar 18, 2014 |
We take voyage to the right hand side of the map, and the sea is filled with wonders. I liked this book, perhaps the second best Narnia tale, and I always will. It was the first nudge that I received in the exploration of medieval literature.
This is the Narnia book with Pauline Baynes' greatest illustration, "The heartbroken Dragon"! ( )
  DinadansFriend | Feb 26, 2014 |
A slight book. Some of the adventures were interesting, but it didn't hold together as a story. And Aslan laid it on pretty thick there at the end, didn't he?

I really don't know what to do with Lewis's snide implication that being a vegetarian/pacifist/progressive makes you a horrible person and parent. Blecch. ( )
  thatotter | Feb 6, 2014 |
The usual mixture of very clever and humorous writing and really creepy Christian message. It's a bit more overt this time around as Aslan explains that he is in Lucy's world as well (but by a different name).

C.S. Lewis was a conservative (in the modern sentence of Christian values) so the parents and school of Eustace Scrubb come in for a few snide comments. C.S. Lewis keeps it up in the next book, "The Silver Chair".

Reepicheep's swagger is fun. ( )
  themulhern | Oct 20, 2013 |
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As in many other of Mr. Lewis' books, one finds a strong poetic sense and awareness of the loveliness and mystery of a universe which cannot be wholly grasped by common sense.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review, Chad Walsh (pay site) (Nov 16, 1952)
 

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C. S. Lewisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hammar, BirgittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacobi, Sir DerekNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
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And then all the schoolboys joined in because they also liked processions and felt that the more noise and disturbance there was the less likely they would be to have any school that morning.
What awaited them on this island was going to concern Eustace more than anyone else, but it cannot be told in his words because after September 11 he forgot about keeping his diary for a long time.
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Book 3 in the Chronicles of Narnia.

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Lucy, Edmund, and their peevish cousin Eustace travel with Prince Caspian aboard his ship, the Dawn Treader.

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