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

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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 in ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by HarperCollins (first published 1951)
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Maria Tag It is about: Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn…moreIt is about: 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.(less)
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Htinez Ojenra i think the question was more of a "how did they actually get there?". I mean, in the book Prince Caspian, they were able to get back to Narnia…morei think the question was more of a "how did they actually get there?". I mean, in the book Prince Caspian, they were able to get back to Narnia because they were called in using the gift that was given to Susan. But in this book, it was not very clear how they got in using the painting.

Actually, i have the same question as Gianna have.(less)

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Patrick
It feels odd to mark this book as anything less than five stars. It was a huge part of my childhood.

What's more, this book is part of the reason I'm a decent public speaker these days. I joined forensics because this was the book that was being used for extemporaneous reading. (I didn't even know what forensics was when I started, just that I liked the book.)

And there are things I like here. Good things. It's a fun adventure story. There are cool settings. Action. Tension. The different nature o
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P
Jul 23, 2015 P rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
“Adventures are never fun while you're having them.”




The pace of this book was kind of slow for me, I spent seven days for the first half of this book. Then when the adventure comes, everything just gets better and better. I enjoyed how The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe vibes, even though it reminded me of some parts of Pirates of the Caribbean.



“One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.”


The ideas were flowing,
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Dannii Elle
This is my fourth journey into the fantastical lands of Narnia, as I have chosen to read the series in chronological rather than publication order.

This started rather poignantly for me, as the story opens with two of the Pevensie siblings returning to Narnia, with their cousin Eustace in tow. Without the elder Pevensie children I initially felt like some of the earlier allure was lost for me, as it acted as a reminder that we all reach an age where we grow up and magic refuses to become a possib
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Mariel
Nov 29, 2007 Mariel rated it it was amazing
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
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Laz
May 06, 2014 Laz rated it liked it
Having read the first book back in Christmas and feeling confused about the reading order I'll say that this was a very enjoyable and easy to read children's book. I'm still struggling to find out who the reading order of Narnia is. I've seen that this is either the 2nd or the 5th book but then again I've seen it being named the 3rd book. I'm just going to read it however I want and hope it'll all be fine. At least, I don't there was any missing detail from the book, so that must be a good thing ...more
Rebekah Rodda
Mar 11, 2017 Rebekah Rodda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
Such a rich fantasy adventure full of unforgettable episodes - a boy-dragon, a Midas pool, invisible enemies, little Sea people, a fearless mouse, an enchanted table, the island where dreams come true and more. And above all Aslan. Truly a pleasure to read to my young children.

The most unforgettable scene in this (and so worth remembering) is when Lucy magically overhears her friend gossiping about her and how that irrevocably changes their relationship - a thought-provoking reminder of the effe
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Kellyn Roth
My BFF thinks this book is boring ... but I disagree. I really love it. All of the little islands they visit hold an amazing story. I just can't believe the movie wrecked this beautiful adventure so!

~Kellyn Roth, Reveries Reviews
Daniel
Jul 31, 2009 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
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
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Neda
Feb 09, 2016 Neda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-lit
خیلی بهتر از جلد قبل بود.. ماجراها عالی بودن و پیش می رفتم به ویژه اولهای کتاب.
اما یه چیزی رو چندان دوست نداشتم اونم اینه که دوست داشتم سرزمین اسلان رو بیشتر توضیح بده و یا یه جوریهایی بیشتر خود اسلان هم باشه توش..
خب اما این مانع این نمیشه که 5 تا ستاره رو بهش ندم..
:)
بسی لذت بردم..
^-^
Victoria Hansen
Mar 13, 2016 Victoria Hansen rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
REVIEW COMING SOON.
Frogy (Ivana)
Moram da priznam da me je Ripičip baš nervirao, ali su mi zato Smotavci ili Smotopadi sjajni :)
Manny
Dec 05, 2008 Manny rated it liked it
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.

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Then, um, Lucy was tempted to become a vampire

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

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and the Dark Overlord from Howard the Duck.

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At the end, Puss in Boots from Shrek

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fell off the end of the world. Or
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Shannon (leaninglights)
I love this book. It drags a tiny bit in the middle but goodness, that ending is breathtaking. I sobbed of course! Lol this one is tied for my favorite with Magicians Nephew. Now onto the final two books which I never read as a kid! Ahh
Ahmad Sharabiani
فکر میکنم، بیشتر ماها هریک سرزمین خصوصی و پنهان برای خود داریم، سرزمین تخیل و رویا، اما به نظر حقیقی هم هست. هر وقت خواستیم، میتوانیم سری به سرزمین رویاهای خود بزنیم. در این لحظه هاست که میگوئیم، آخی. ا. شربیانی
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
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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
Olivier Delaye
Jun 09, 2012 Olivier Delaye rated it it was amazing
I was listening to this the other day walking down the streets of Paris when it became apparent to me that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is not only an amazing Fantasy story but also proof that even the most obnoxious and seemingly irredeemable people can still be saved and reminded of what life is all about: love, tolerance, friendship, faith, understanding, and of course adventure and discoveries. Under its veneer of simplicity, this book is all that and more. Much more. The Narnia Chronicles ...more
Selene
Oct 20, 2016 Selene rated it it was amazing
Book Five in my Box Set
Kat Kennedy
Feb 13, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 19, 2015 Karina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
My favorite in the series so far!
Jesica
Aug 03, 2015 Jesica rated it really liked it
Another one year in our world and exactly three years in Narnia since Caspian’s coronation, Edmund and Lucy were sent back to join Caspian in his journey in a small ship called The Dawn Treader to find his father’s friends who Miraz had ‘sent away’ to explore the unknown eastern seas beyond Long Islands. But this time they accidently brought their cousin with them. Eustace Clarence Scrub was a practical boy who’s fond of facts and science and hated ‘fairy tales’ like Narnia. Together they sailed ...more
Madeline
Jul 22, 2009 Madeline rated it really liked it
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
Denisse
Feb 18, 2017 Denisse rated it it was ok
2.5 Filler book. Adventurous and fast paced, but without a real plot in its own or for the series in general. At this point I love Edmund so very much, so that keeps me reading. And Aslan, always Aslan. In my opinion it is not as imaginative but related as the first book but Narnia has that light feeling that calms me down.

- Pero ¿Quién es Aslan? ¿Lo conoces?
- Bueno, digamos que él me conoce a mí.


Otra vez me voy a Narnia. Pero en esta ocasión debo admitir que no me impresiono mucho la histo
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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
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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.
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Nikki
Jan 22, 2012 Nikki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
The Shayne-Train
This one was.....ok. Maybe i'm just spending too much time in Narnia, but it feels like the magic is being forced.

And the Aslan-Jesus analog was WAY heavy-handed in this one. C'mon, man.
Andris
Nov 13, 2016 Andris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Paņēmu bibliotēkā izlasīt, lai labāk saredzētu Grosmana Filoriju.
Pieaugušam šīs sērijas grāmatas ir grūti lasīt, ne velti Aslans pieaugušos burvju pasaulē neielaiž.
Roslyn
Dec 19, 2016 Roslyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2016 re-reading

This review isn't too different to my other reviews of the Narnian series which I re-read this year, but with less focus on flaws and much more of what I loved so much about these books growing up. Yes, Lewis once again demonises the people whose views he disagrees with: Eustace's parents - the vegetarian, pacifist, co-educational-school supporters - are predictably satirised, but I have to admit that it's done very cleverly, and I couldn't help chuckling despite myself. And of co
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Maggie Stiefvater
Jun 18, 2008 Maggie Stiefvater rated it it was amazing
I love the whole Narnia series, but this was my favorite. Lovely, sad, and whimsical. C. S. Lewis at his finest.



***wondering why all my reviews are five stars? Because I'm only reviewing my favorite books -- not every book I read. Consider a novel's presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. I can't believe I just said "hearty." It sounds like a stew.****
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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
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The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) (7 books)
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  • 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)

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“Courage, dear heart.” 1738 likes
“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.”
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