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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
Mass Market Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Macmillan Publishing Company/Collier Books (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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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.
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Mariel
Dec 18, 2010 Mariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Daniel
Aug 06, 2009 Daniel rated it liked it
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 14, 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..
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Frogy (Ivana)
Feb 25, 2016 Frogy (Ivana) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016, narnija
Moram da priznam da me je Ripičip baš nervirao, ali su mi zato Smotavci ili Smotopadi sjajni :)
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.

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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
P.Z.
Jul 30, 2015 P.Z. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
ชวงแรกๆของหนังสือเราใชเวลาอาน 7 วัน พอชวงหลังเริมสนุกขึน เลยอานรวดเดียวจบ ... เลมนีจะเลาถึงการลองเรือของเจาชายแคสเปียนเพือตามหาลอรดทังเจดทีหายตัวไป ถือวาเปนหนังสือทีอานไดเพลินๆ เราชอบชวงทีลูซีเดินเขาไปในบานเพืออานตำราเวทยมากสุดละ แลวตอนทายแคสเปียนเดินทางไปถึงเกาะทีลอรดสามคนนอนหลับอยูนีทำใหเรานึกถึง The Last Supper ขึนมาเลย คือเลมนีเปนหนังสือทีเอาไบเบิลสอดแทรกเขามาไดอยางลงตัว ไมไดรูสึกวามันโดดขึนมาจนเวอรเหมือนกับเลมกอนๆ

เลมนีเราวาบรรยากาศกลับไปคลายๆกับเลม The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe บางล
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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
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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Madeline
Jul 22, 2009 Madeline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kat Kennedy
Dec 27, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 19, 2015 Karina E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
My favorite in the series so far!
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
Victoria Hansen
May 06, 2016 Victoria Hansen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
REVIEW COMING SOON.
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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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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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
Brian
Lucy and Edmund take a trip back to Narnia with their brat cousin Eustice and all their lives change forever. It starts in a room with a painting of a ship, they fall in, and Caspian pulls them aboard for a journey to the end of the world, in search of the banished Lords of Caspian’s dad. Eustice becomes a kid on the right path after a beastly experience. Lucy and Edmund also find they can’t return to Narnia, and Aslan reveals to them there is a different door in our world, a real door, and he ...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
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Fathima
May 04, 2011 Fathima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Nic
Dec 04, 2010 Nic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-a-boooat
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
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Kelsey Marie
Oh this book was amazing! I loved it! I didn't want it to end!

Lewis does such a beautiful job at writing and making these characters you fall in love with and describing a scenery so vivid, you feel like you are actually there on the adventures with them. I think this has been my favorite of the Narnia Chronicles.

The saddest part about it is learning that Edmund and Lucy will not be returning to Narnia for any more adventures. At least I can.
Danny Phanton
"Una de las cosas más cobardes que hace la gente corriente es cerrar los ojos a los hechos."

3.5

Es el quinto libro en la saga en forma cronológica y la saga me sigue gustando, me encantan los personajes que Lewis crea, la forma de narrar que tiene cómo si te contara el mismo un relato y que se va directo a lo que tiene que ir sin enredarse en tantas cosas para contar la historia.

Pero en este tomo debo decir que hubieron partes que hicieron que me aburriera un poco, se me hizo un poco lento en esa
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Maggie Stiefvater
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.****
Kimberley doruyter
a wonderful sea story.
and i'm glad that horrible cousin changed for the better.
Lara
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fourth of the Narnia Chronicles I have read and it is in such a big tie with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The latter one is a wonderful introduction to the world of Narnia and has a lovely feel to it. I found the Voyage of the Dawn Treader to be the more exciting read though. It had the elements I would expect of a fantasy adventure story – and I do so love those!

In this book, we get the new protagonist, Eustace. He reminds me somewhat of Edmund. An
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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
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Erin (Paperbackstash) *Proud Book Hoarder*

*Note* - I read these in the original order, and how CS Lewis wrote them/ published - so this is the third book in the series, not the fifth, for me. That can make a difference in enjoyment level and reviews. *End Note*

4.5 stars

This one was almost as good as the other two - in some ways actually better since it delved into more varieties of magic and self-exploration. It's a completely different kind of story - on a ship they are on a voyage to find seven lost men, and along the way discover isl
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Tin
Oct 02, 2011 Tin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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 at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than th ...more
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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)
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“Courage, dear heart.” 1553 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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