Synopsis from HarperCollins:
Narnia . . . where a dragon awakens . . . where stars walk the earth . . . where anything can happen.
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 The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty 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.
About: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a middle grade/young adult fantasy written by C. S. Lewis. It was published on 9/1/2006 by HarperCollins, paperback, 248 pages. The genres are young adult, science fiction fantasy, middle grade, and classics. This book was intended for readers ages 8 snd up. There were 7 books to the Chronicles of Narnia in the order of publication date: book 1 was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, book 2 was Prince Caspian, book 3 was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book 4 was The Silver Chair, book 5 was The Horse and His Boy, book 6 was The Magician’s Nephew, and book 7 was The Last Battle. According to Harper Collins’ website, the company is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world, originally founded by two bothers, James and John Harper in New York City in 1817 and currently has publishing operations in 18 countries. Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on 9/25/2020 and finished it on 9/29/2020. This book was an excellent read! I liked the humor with the Mouse Reepicheep, especially when he defended himself while being swung in the air by his tail. I enjoyed the quick wit of King Caspian, how he had a response to Eustace when he told about his big ship back home. The English is a bit harder to read in some chapters of this story. I haven’t read many classics for this reason and don’t get me started with Shakespeare because I don’t understand the written language in it at all.
This book started with Eustace Clarence, Lucy’s cousin. This summer, Lucy’s family got split up. Susan and her parents traveled to America, Peter stayed at the Professor’s home, while Edmund and Lucy were to stay with their cousin Eustace’s family. One day at their aunt’s house, they found a way back to Narnia, aboard a ship and bringing along Eustace. At first encounter, Lucy and Edmund were reunited with King Caspian. This time, one year in England was only 3 years in Narnia, unlike in book 2, it seemed like thousands of years went by. In this book, Caspian took an adventure by sea to look for his late father’s missing Lords. This story was again narrated by the author.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was well written and an enjoyable read! Eustace seemed like a horrible boy but it’s funny to read his diary entries and his lost adventures. I’m not too fond of the sea and especially when there’s bad weather. I do; however, enjoyed every time when they discovered new land. The mystery with the dragon was good and I haven’t read one like it. I also liked the Island of the Voices. It’s fun, imaginative, and a little creepy when Lucy had to go upstairs. Overall, this book was a good read and I do recommend everyone to read it.
Pro: fast paced, page turner, siblings, adventures, magic, friendship, humor
I rate it 5 stars!
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