Item description for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles Of Narnia #5) by C. S. Lewis...
Overview 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
A beautiful hardcover edition of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book five in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. The full-color jacket features art by three time Caldecott award winning artist David Wiesner and black-and-white interior illustrations by the series' original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series. For over sixty years, it has been captivating readers of all ages with magical lands they never dreamed existed for over sixty years. This is a novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to continue to the journey, read The Silver Chair, the sixth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.95" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Aug 14, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Chronicles Of Narnia
Series Number 5
ISBN 0060234865 ISBN13 9780060234867
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity. He died in 1963.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
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The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader Jan 26, 2007
The book I am reviewing is the Voyage of the Dawn Treader Written by C. S. Lewis. The book starts off with Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace sitting in a spare room when all of a sudden they are swimming for their lives toward the Dawn Treader. Another surprising twist is that Caspian, Lucy, Edmund, Eustace, and Reepicheep are all capture and taken away as slaves. Thankfully Caspian comes up with a way to save them. Now my favorite part is when the Invisible People capture Lucy and force her to make them visible. Once she saved them the magician revealed himself and aided the weary travelers. Another favorite is when Eustace turns into a dragon. Where they find the Third Lord is on a Dark Island where dreams come true. After they come to Ramandu's Island where the next three lords are found asleep. After stopping for food the Dawn Treader sails on East to the edge of the world. Once they get there Reepicheep, Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace sailed off to the edge of the earth on their own. This was a wonderful book and I would recommend the entire set of the Chronicles of Narnia. This book is my favorite book of the Chronicles of Narnia, but I recommend for you to read them in order!
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Jan 8, 2007
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is about three children, Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace, who get sent into the world of Narnia on a ship on its way to the end of the world. Edmund and Lucy have been there before. The ship that they are on, The Dawn Treader, is going to try and find seven lords, sent to the end of the world years ago. They find them in many places: a dark abyss, in a lake that turns anything to gold. They even find one in the form of a dragon. In the end, they reach the end of the world when suddenly, the three kids are sent back to their own world. I liked this book because of it's fascinating storyline, the fact that there is never a dull moment, and it has interesting characters.
I like this book because of it's fascinating storyline. For example, the suspense that builds the further that you get along in the story. It is the fifth book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, so it is full of many strange and magical lands and creatures. It also contains many unreal things such as: a table that replenishes itself with a feast each night, a pond that turns anything to gold, a dark area in the middle of the ocean that contains all of your nightmares, and an ocean that is clear that you can see all the way to the bottom.
Another reason that I like this book is because there is never a dull moment. Every chapter brought many different views and points of the story. The kids visit different islands with many unusual features such as: dragons, huge mountains, and a sea of flower petals. Lastly, they also visit an isolated island range that is rebellious to the King.
The last reason that I liked the book is because of its many interesting characters. Eustace is a very obnoxious, spoiled child. Prince Caspian is further developed in this story and I expect to learn more about him as I finish this series. Lastly, Lucy and Edmund become more mature on their third trip to Narnia.
I like this book because of its many interesting characters, fascinating storyline, and the fact that there is never a dull moment.
Is this still relevant? Dec 14, 2006
In the world of young adult literature, fantasy is taking center stage through the emergence of Harry Potter fanaticism and the reemergence of Tolkien's fabled ring in film. This has brought a renewed interest in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. A film version of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe was released Christmas of 2005, and other film recreations of later books are currently in production. The question remains, however, if later books, such as Voyage of the Dawn Treader are worthy of being restored in film. The Chronicles series by C.S. Lewis stands in glaring opposition to other popular fantasy literature. It is worth questioning whether this overtly didactic extended metaphor for Christianity is too distinctive from the rest to be relevant in today's post-modern and post-secular culture. Voyage begins with the very modern character of Eustace Clarence Scrubb, a boy whose parents "up-to-date and advanced people. They were vegetarians, non-smokers, and tee-totallers, and wore a special kind of underclothes" (425). Eustace is the epitome of the modern child. He is ruled by reason, treated as an adult, and impervious to child-like play. At the same time, however, he is a friendless and short-sided know-it-all. This voyage of the Dawn Treader is also the voyage of Eustace as he grows and learns the importance of balance and humility. Eustace's greed and arrogance reaches its peak when he is enticed by a gold bracelet found in a dragon's liar. Lewis continually narrates that if Eustace, as other children do, had read and heard stories of dragons, he would have known what to expect of the liar and the dangers therein. However, Eustace, having been raised a rational child, was never given the benefit of an education in other-worldly truths. In this way, Eustace is turned into a dragon by his greed. He is unable to help or change himself back to the boy he once was. This act of primal sin on the part of Eustace leads him down a path of which there is no human escape. He is greatly changed by his physical transformation and learns the value of humility and relying upon help from others. This is vitally important because in order for Eustace to regain his original form, he is forced to rely upon the God-like lion Aslan. Aslan tears into Eustace's form and the "very first tear he made was so deep that [Eustace] thought it had gone right into the heart" (474). The physical transformation of Eustace is an extended metaphor for the life of sin and the power of Christ to transform, painful though it may be. Does this moralizing message continue to be valid in a culture such as ours? If Eustace does not rely upon himself, a magic wand, and destiny, is the book still worthy of acceptance? What is the present in value in a belief that the self is just not enough to save? I believe this book is more relevant now than ever. Eustace was raised in a culture very similar to the culture of young adults today. He was not fooled by Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy. His parents raised him to be rational, and yet, Eustace's character drastically lacked something vitally important to his ability to function in the world. Psychologists have found that play is essential to the budding identity and self-realization of children. When children are denied play and are forced too quickly into the world of reason and logic, their self-awareness and personalities do not fully develop. Eustaces' story is one of caution, not only to the would-be know-it-all child, but also to the parents who rear them. The Chronicles of Narnia, especially The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, provide children with necessary exercises in imagination. In addition, the lessons provided by the deeper metaphor of Aslan instruct children in the need for community and community affection in development. While Harry Potter exercises a child's imagination, the stories are generally about self-power. It is Harry's wand, destiny, or cunning which save himself and the world from doom. However, it is necessary now more than ever that children realize they cannot do it on their own. This reinforces the need for parents, guardians, and mentor figures which encourage and empower children. So, even though this book's moral metaphor is very different from other fantasy literature of the day, its message is still relevant. In fact, perhaps it is more relevant today than it ever has been before.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Dec 13, 2006
"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C. S. Lewis is a fantastic book full of thrills and action. It will keep you on your toes. It's a real page-turner!
At first, Lucy and Edmund Pevensie go to visit their cousin Eustace. They stumble upon a picture that looks like a ship from Narnia. The two Pevensies spent the whole day looking at that picture, remembering their adventures in Narnia. After a while, Eustace, who doesn't believe in Narnia, came inside the room and started pestering them about their "game." All of a sudden, the three felt an ocean breeze and tasted sea salt. At once, they found themselves in Narnia.
At first, Eustace started panicking because he didn't know what was going on. Ahead, they saw the ship that was in the picture. They swam towards it and a couple of Narnian men pulled them aboard. After climbing on board the ship, Edmund and Lucy found that it was their old friend, King Caspian's, ship, the Dawn Treader.
Caspian told them of his journey to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia. The ship first stopped at the Lone Islands, and then at an uninhabited (or so they thought) island, where many hardships happened to Eustace. Then they sailed to the east. They stumbled upon an unknown island, which they named Deathwater. At this island, they found something truly amazing.
Next, they stopped at another anonymous island, where they heard voices coming from nowhere. They later found out exactly where those voices came from. Lucy is then faced with a difficult task. She must walk into a magician's house and read through his spell book to find a certain spell. This was difficult because there were over 1,000 pages in the book.
After leaving the island, the Dawn Treader sailed eastward again. They came across an island, which they called Dark Island. There, they heard cries for help and pulled a man on board the ship. Soon, they were having trouble finding their way out of the pitch-black darkness, which covered the island and the water around it.
Near the end of the story, they find one of the last islands, which had an unusual table called Aslan's table. Every night, a feast magically appeared on the table. At this island, they met two magicians. Both of them were retired stars from space. To finish their journey, they had to sail to Aslan's country and leave one person behind to fulfill the magician's prophecy. Who will be left behind?
"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" was a mixture of fiction, action and adventure. I think any person age 9 or older that likes reading fantasy stories would really enjoy this book. Even adults would love this book! C. S. Lewis is a fantastic writer. Of all of the Narnia books I have read, this is the best one by far. That is why I recommend the book "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader".
Shaun Egger LA 6
Dawn Treader Nov 17, 2006
The name of the ship shows the reason it was made for quite nicely, don't you think? For it's purpose was to find the seven lords banished by the evil late Miraz and to find the lands that supposedly beyond the utter east of their world, where the sun comes up. Accompanied by ancient monarchs Edmund and Lucy from England and their nuisance of a cousin Eustace, a whining brat, Caspian sets out to sea on his quest. This story does not have a climax or a main villain, but is made up of many different adventures in quick succession. It is told in third person describing each of the main character's thoughts as described to the narrator by Edmund, Lucy, or Eustace, each to their part of it, from their swim in the ocean to the island of the monopods, the island where Eustace made a dramatic change, to the utter eastern end of Caspian's world, where the adventure ends. There they meet Aslan and learn the reason why they were brought to Narnia in the first place. This book is very different from the first books in the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, in more ways than one. First of all, Peter and Susan are not in this book. Secondly, this book is not one whole story, but many adventures as I mentioned before. And Eustace is there bothering everybody when it could have been a pleasant quest without him in the beginning. This is a very good book for those who get bored of the stories with a looong theme, as this book changes from one to the next.