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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
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Published April 9th 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1951)
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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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Dec 18, 2010 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
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
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
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.


Then, um, Lucy was tempted to become a vampire


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


and the Dark Overlord from Howard the Duck.


At the end, Puss in Boots from Shrek


fell off the end of the world. Or
ชวงแรกๆของหนังสือเราใชเวลาอาน 7 วัน พอชวงหลังเริมสนุกขึน เลยอานรวดเดียวจบ ... เลมนีจะเลาถึงการลองเรือของเจาชายแคสเปียนเพือตามหาลอรดทังเจดทีหายตัวไป ถือวาเปนหนังสือทีอานไดเพลินๆ เราชอบชวงทีลูซีเดินเขาไปในบานเพืออานตำราเวทยมากสุดละ แลวตอนทายแคสเปียนเดินทางไปถึงเกาะทีลอรดสามคนนอนหลับอยูนีทำใหเรานึกถึง The Last Supper ขึนมาเลย คือเลมนีเปนหนังสือทีเอาไบเบิลสอดแทรกเขามาไดอยางลงตัว ไมไดรูสึกวามันโดดขึนมาจนเวอรเหมือนกับเลมกอนๆ

เลมนีเราวาบรรยากาศกลับไปคลายๆกับเลม The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe บางล
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
" 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
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
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.
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.
Kimberley doruyter
a wonderful sea story.
and i'm glad that horrible cousin changed for the better.
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
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.

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
Erin (Paperback stash) *is juggle-reading*

*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
Jun 10, 2008 Ann rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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

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 )
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“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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