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The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' (The…

The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5) (original 1952; edition 1994)

by C. S. Lewis, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator)

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Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporarily transformed into a green dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism.
Title:The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5)
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Other authors:Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1994), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 256 pages
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis (1952)

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This reading order starts to grow on you ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
This reading order starts to grow on you ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
As a child, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" was my favourite Narnia book, but I think it was primarily for the image of the painting coming to life. While there's certainly nothing wrong with it, and there is something majestic about this tale of the grand ship (Featuring some new characters at that!), I run hot and cold on this book. I do appreciate that Lewis chose to show different sides of Narnia rather than just ponderously giving us the same thing each time, but on re-reading, I was less than enthusiastic about the journeys taken by the characters.

(And, as much as I don't want to sound like some obnoxious 21st century academic, there is obviously an anglocentric, Christian, male-dominating point-of-view narrating these books which makes them less gripping than more democratic modern day children's fare. Or even, really, Enid Blyton, who still had the beliefs of the era but somehow didn't let them affect her work!) ( )
  therebelprince | Nov 15, 2020 |
Continua la saga de las crónicas de Narnia. Esta ha sido la novela de la serie que mas me ha gustado, se encuentra entre mis libros favoritos. Me encanta la ambientación de la novela, las diferentes aventuras en las islas que visitaron que hacen volar mi imaginación.

En esta novela, Lucy y Edmundo le dicen adios a Narnia ya que no regresarán nuevamente. El autor nos introduce a Eustaquio, que al principio es un personaje insoportable pero al final su actitud cambia.

Volvemos a ver indicios de la vida cristiana y referencias de la Biblia que sutirmente el autor inserta en la historia. ( )
  s3phiroth2006 | Nov 5, 2020 |
Boxed set, book 5
  HolyApostles | Oct 15, 2020 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lewis, C. S.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Georg, ThomasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hammar, BirgittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacobi, Sir DerekNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavis, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neckenauer, UllaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Owen, Edmund T.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
Der var en dreng, der hed To Eustace Clarence Scrubb, og han havde næsten fortjent det. Hans forældre kaldte ham Eustace Clarence, og lærerne kaldte ham Scrubb. Jeg kan ikke fortælle dig, hvad hans venner kaldte ham, for han havde ingen.
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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Unabridged. Please do NOT combine with any abridged editions.
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Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporarily transformed into a green dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism.

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Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader, and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will take them to the edge of the world. Their adventures include being captured by slave traders, a much-too-close encounter with a dragon, and visits to many enchanted islands, including the place where dreams come true.
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