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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia Facsimile, Book… (original 1952; edition 2010)

by C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)

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Title:The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia Facsimile, Book 5)
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Other authors:Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (2010), Edition: Celebration of the original edition, Hardcover, 224 pages
Collections:Kindle, Your library
Tags:British literature, Childrens books, English language

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis (1952)

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Eustace is a horrible little boy, who is changed by his adventure. I liked the fact that his parents were the only ones not happy with the change. They were the ones who made him so dis-likable to begin with. I enjoyed the journal entries from Eustace's point of view. Aslan is much more an active participant in this story. ( )
  nx74defiant | Dec 23, 2016 |
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  moonlight_reads | Dec 11, 2016 |
Each Narnia book gets better and better. In this case we are introduced to Eustace Scrubb, a thoroughly unpleasant cousin of Edmond and Lucy.

They all go to Narnia, have adventures with Caspian and then go back to England.

I find it amazing how simple and concise these stories are and yet just how engaging and wonderful at the same time. I would find myself thinking Well, what if..., or How would this..." and I would have to pull myself back and remember that Lewis was writing this primarily for children.

And yet I was never bored, nor did I ever roll my eyes at a simplification. This was great writing. And it really shows." ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This book, like the movies, has been my favorite so far. It had the most adventure. I'm excited to start reading books that have no movies (or ones I've seen). ( )
  Sareene | Oct 22, 2016 |
A year after second trip to Narnia, Edmund and Lucy are stuck at the house of their awful cousin, Eustace Scrubb, while their parents and Susan are off to America. Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace are transported to Narnia via a painting in his house, and find themselves in the midst of King Caspian's voyage to discover what happened to the seven lords that Caspain's evil Uncle Miraz had sent away when he plotted to take over the kingdom. Sailing the unknown east, they discover new islands, peoples, and adventures.

This is the most episodic stories of the series, with every stop on the map a new experience to our main characters. The very first sentence is still one of my favorites in all literature: "There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." Ever since I was a child, I loved Eustace's story and felt for Caspian having to balance his own individual wishes with being a king, and especially the return of Reepicheep. Instead of being the rather comedic figure he was in Prince Caspian here we see him as a true Knight, full of courage and ready to jump into every adventure. His goal is to see the utter East and "Aslan's country." Then there are all the secondary characters who were fascinating in their own right. A childhood favorite I will love returning to again and again. ( )
  bell7 | Aug 9, 2016 |
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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
C. S. Lewisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary 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
Neckenauer, UllaÜbersetzersecondary 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.
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, 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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0020442602, Paperback)

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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