Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)” as Want to Read:
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #3)

by
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  264,779 ratings  ·  3,359 reviews
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 in ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by HarperCollins (first published September 15th 1951)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
Allyson Through the painting in Lucy's room. It began to move and the frame grew as Eustace went towards it, then they all fell into the ocean.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeTwilight by Stephenie MeyerPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Books Ever
439th out of 38,628 books — 144,865 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee1984 by George OrwellHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
402nd out of 13,884 books — 67,824 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Mariel
Dec 18, 2010 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: star witness
Recommended to Mariel by: that teenage feeling
I knew that the new film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was going to be bad. I did not know that it was going to be that retarded that I'd question my faith in my own taste. (Not that I don't like retarded stuff. But boring too? Ouch.) Was the book that bad? I don't remember all of it. It's been years since I've read it. Lauren, you're never picking the movie ever again.

A video game version of the movie would be better than the movie. At least it would be more difficult! What the fuck
...more
Daniel
The strongest of the three "Chronicles of Narnia" books I've read so far, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" opens with a wonderful first line: "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." Eustace, a cousin to the four Pevensie children, who the first two books focused on, is the designated asshole in this entry, taking up the mantle carried by Edmund in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and Susan in "Prince Caspian."

I've complained about this trope in my other
...more
Manny
The new movie version? Well, I fell asleep halfway through, so I can't swear that I remember all of this correctly. I think that they went off in a boat to find the evil green mist that was kidnapping people in City of Lost Children.

description

Then, um, Lucy was tempted to become a vampire

description

but thought better of it after a conversation with Aslan, and after that there was a fight between Godzilla

description

and the Dark Overlord from Howard the Duck.

description

At the end, Puss in Boots from Shrek

description

fell off the end of the world. Or
...more
Madeline
My favorite Narnia book so far. Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin ("called Eustace Clarence Stubb, and he almost deserved it") get accidentally transported onto King Caspian's ship, which is starting a journey to the eastern sea. The book is mostly just little episodes where they visit different islands, all of which are very different and very interesting. As I drew closer to the end of the book, I was fully prepared to give it five stars. BUT THEN came the ending. Specifically, one thing Aslan to ...more
Deborah Markus
I loved this book, both as a child and again as an adult, because it takes me on the kind of adventure I'd love but know I can never have: a long, long sail (cool) into magic lands (über cool).

It's also sprinkled with wonderful, memorable quotes and moments. I loved the bit where Lucy is looking down into the water and sees the mermaid, who looks up just in time to see Lucy looking at her. They can't speak and they're separated almost before they can lock eyes, but it's a moment neither of them
...more
Claire
This book has what I would say is definitely one of the World's Top Five Best Opening Lines: "There was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubbs, and he almost deserved it." Eustace is an awesomely bitchy character who gets satisfyingly smacked down a couple of times by Ultimate Children's Fiction Dreamboat Prince Caspian. Lucy and Edmund feature prominently, as well as an AWESOME character, Reepicheep the valiant warrior mouse. I freakin' LOVE Reepicheep. This was always my favorite of the Narnia b ...more
Kat Kennedy
There are few books that I've read that I love more than this book. However, if I had to choose a movie adaptation to punch in the face - it would be this one.
Karina E
My favorite in the series so far!
Bookwraiths
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Here a reader finds Edmund and Lucy Pevensie forced to spend their summer away from their parents and siblings with their uncle Harold and Aunt Alberta. And while neither Edmund or Lucy look forward to their visit with family, the worst part is having to live with their cousin, Eustace Scrub: an intellectual bully, who wishes nothing more than to torment them as much as
...more
Nikki
Probably my least contested favourite in the Narnia series. I had such a literary crush on Caspian, and I'd got a lot fonder of Edmund, too. And of course, it has Reepicheep! And a voyage to the end of the world, involving a lot of marvels along the way. Eustace, of course, is a turn-off at first -- you can't help but think he doesn't deserve to be in Narnia, and to be resentful that he could go and you can't -- but watching his character development is rewarding. He and Edmund are among the few ...more
Stephen
2.5 stars. I really should have read these books when I was younger. As much as I hate to slap a two star rating on this unquestioned classic of fantasy literature the truth is that I thought it was somewhere above "Okay" but not quite to "I like it" and so I settled on 2.5 stars.

My problem with the book really stems from the fact that it is more YA than I am used to reading. This is certainly not an inherent flaw in the story as it was written for children but it did affect my enjoyment of it.
...more
Fathima
The story provides great messages and is very interesting. I think the Narnia Series is one that children should read. They don't just let your imagination run wild but they also teach you morals and values. I'm not that young of course, yet I enjoy reading such books because it even teaches adults certain things that we tend to forget as we grow older and get caught up in our lives. Two messages which appealed to me are below:

a)Extraordinary things happen to extraordinary people and it could be
...more
Nic
I read all the Narnia books as a child, and am just rereading them now.

I like this much better than Prince Caspian. For one thing, Caspian himself is more active; there is also a neat plot with really cool, original creatures and places. Plus, Aslan is less annoying, though his reference to himself existing in the real world "under another name" is pretty opaque. In all fairness, though, I totally didn't get it when I was a kid. I never realized the metaphorical Christian nature of the Narnia bo
...more
Amin
" به هیچ کس ، هیچ وقت گفته نمی شود چه اتفاقی خواهد افتاد "

این بار این جلد رو بیشتر از بار قبل دوست داشتم. کاملا به نظر میرسه لوئیس حین نوشتن این هفتگانه ، کتاب به کتاب داره بهتر مینویسه و شاید اون خط داستانی که دنبالشه توی ذهنش بهتر و روشن تر میشه .

بدون دلیل خاصی دنبال هفت امیر نارنیا گشتن برام خاطره هفت خوان رستم و اسفندیار رو زنده میکرد.

شاید جالب ترین جزیر همون جزیره دافل پاد ها بود. خنگ ترین های بامزه.

دفترچه اوستاس اون اوایل کتاب و موقع شرح سفر و باد و بارون و اینا، خوب کسل بودن داستان رو از
...more
Kimberley doruyter
a wonderful sea story.
and i'm glad that horrible cousin changed for the better.
Jackie
1 1/2 stars-
I’m having a hard time using my words to put this review together, because I had quite a few issues with this story. The easiest way is for me to list them, so here I go:

1) Zzzzzzz- The story was rather dull- I’ve seen the Narnia movies, so I sort of knew what to expect. Admittedly, Dawn Treader was my least favorite of the movies, so I expected to feel the same way about the book. The point is I went with low expectations when I picked it up and I was pretty much right to do so. The
...more
midnightfaerie
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis is one of the books in his series, the Chronicles of Narnia in which Christianity is portrayed through various fantasy creatures. God, for instance is portrayed as a talking Lion. What a wonderful series! What child hasn’t climbed into a closet and explored the back cracks in hope of finding an entrance to a new and exciting world after reading this book? I used to sit in a closet with the door closed and a flashlight reading my favorite books aft ...more
Tin
Let me start by saying that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite from the Chronicles of Narnia, by far. Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for Odyssey-like stories or maybe it's because the entire book was just fun from start to finish.

Yes, it's awesome, but like all the Narnia books I've read so far I do have some issues/observations:

- Is it just me or there's always one designated "asshole" character? In this case, it's Eustace.
- If there's a Christian allegory here, I definitely didn't
...more
Ann
Jun 10, 2008 Ann rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Narnia fans. Those interested in youth fantasy
As always, I somehow manage to get wrapped up in the Narnia stories. I don't know how or why, but I'm always curious as to what the next chapter will be.
This felt to me, more like a collection of short stories than anything else. Each few chapters starts a new adventure, and there are very, very few plots lines that hold over. And the few that do have little weight to the current "adventure."
Nonetheless, the adventures that are embarked on are beautiful and intriguing, and the various islands ar
...more
Mare

Este es mi favorito de la saga lejos. Todo lo que pasa en este libro es alucinante, cada "cosita" es interesante. Ahora bien, Caspian me desespero un poco, igual que Eustace al principio, pero bueno, de él me lo veía venir.



Es una historia hermosa, divertida, interesante y atrapante (si, todo eso). Amo este libro ( y a Aslan )
Scott Jeremy Nino Roberts
I've watched the movie of the "Chronicles of Narnia" and i really enjoyed the type of story plot they used in this fantasy genre. I'm hoping it would be a good result on both story plot and book cover in this novel. I give this book 5 stars.
Ahmed EL-Mahdy
أعتقد أن هذا هو أفضل كتاب في سجلات نارنيا أقراه حتى الآن، ربما لأنني أحب البحر والسفن والقراصنة فأدركت أنني ساحب هذه الرواية من قبل أن أقرأها، ولكن بالفعل لويس تفوق على نفسه في رسم عالمه الفانتازي هذه المرة، بالرغم من أن أحداث القصة هذه المرة لا تدور في نارنيا نفسها ولكن في البحر الشرقي حيث يوجد الجزر السبعة والجزر المنفردة وغيرها من الجزر، ولكنني أحببت وصف هذا الجزء كثيرا وخاصة عجائب البحر الأخير ونهاية العالم، وعالم ما تحت البحر الذي تمنيت لو كان له جزء أكبر في الأحداث ولكن بشكل عام فوصف العال ...more
John Yelverton
My favorite book of this series. It is a fantastic read that brings back nearly all the characters from "Prince Caspian". I can't recommend this book enough.
Jonathan

The third work in The Chronicles of Narnia is one of the better novels in the series in my view. Firstly, it has a ship. Secondly, it continues on with four of the better characters from the previous book (Reepicheep, Caspian, Lucy and Edmund). Thirdly, it adds in a new character who is a different flavour of character: Eustace Scrubb. While Edmund began his life in the world of Narnia as the rebel, Eustace exists as the child who believes he knows more about the fantastic than anyone else. Ther
...more
jzhunagev
On the High Seas and at the Edge of Narnia
(A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)


Edmund and Lucy, the young ones in the Pevensie siblings are in for a rotten luck. While their father and mother with their sister Susan are on a trip in America, and their older brother, Peter, busy preparing for his exams, they are to spend the summer break holed up in the house of their uncle and aunt which only means putting up with their insufferable cousin Eustace Clarence Scrub.

Whenev
...more
Lynai
I am a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia. I can go on and on raving about this wonderful series and how it has affected my perspective, yes, even as an adult. For me, the Narnia Chronicles is more than just a children’s story. I have read the complete set just this year, shame on me, but it doesn’t change the fact that even though written under the tone and style of a children’s fantasy story, the moral lesson applies to all ages. I love to think that the childlike voice of the story adds to its a ...more
Ana Patrícia
Este livro é sem dúvida um dos meus favoritos de todos os que já li das Crónicas de Nárnia.
Está repleto de aventura por todas as páginas.
O que me deixa triste é que a partir de agora, os irmãos Pevensie não entram mais na história como personagens principais.

Falando das personagens:
A Lucy e o Edmund continuam quase iguais, apesar de serem mais crescido e mais maduros. Começaram a ter mais noção do perigo.
Não achei o Caspian tão criança como no livro anterior, apesar das atitudes que teve enquant
...more
Lucy Somerhalder
Would have been 2 stars, however Lewis's liberal use of the word 'poop' garnered this the extra star.
'Could they get it over the poop, or was it already too tight? Yes, it would just fit.'
'A dozen or more sprang up on the poop. This was far better.'
'In a few seconds she had been below, got the axe, and was rushing up the ladder to the poop.'
Etc etc, you get the idea. Most excellent.
Flor
Creo que este es uno de mis favoritos de Narnia y en el que descubrí mi nueva otp: Lucian (sí, lo investigué). Y ese final me entristeció pero sé que era lo que tenía que pasar :(

Reseña pendienteeee
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Not a very great book!! With great difficulty I moved ahead with this book!! This is my least favorite of all the books among the narnia series!! The ending was more than disappointment!! It took a book for the characters to know that there is no end to the world!! Seriously, I didn't understand what the writer wanted to tell us with this book!!

I recommend all future readers to not read this part of the series and u may happily proceed with the rest
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
  • The Princess and Curdie
  • The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain #2)
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #3)
  • Mariel of Redwall (Redwall, #4)
  • Magic or Not? (Tales of Magic, #5)
  • Return to Gone-Away (Gone-Away Lake, #2)
  • Tales of the Kingdom (Tales of the Kingdom, #1)
  • Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor (The Knights of Arrethtrae, #5)
  • Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #2)
  • The Dark is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)
  • Raiders from the Sea (Viking Quest, #1)
  • Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
  • The Candlestone (Dragons in Our Midst, #2)
  • The Children of Green Knowe (Green Knowe, #1)
1069006
CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than th ...more
More about C.S. Lewis...

Other Books in the Series

The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) (7 books)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
  • Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
  • The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
  • The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
  • The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
  • The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7) The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)

Share This Book

“It isn't Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy. "It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?"
"But you shall meet me, dear one," said Aslan.
"Are -are you there too, Sir?" said Edmund.
"I am," said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
1406 likes
“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” 1120 likes
More quotes…