Thursday, April 19, 2018

Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
by C.S. Lewis [j Lewis] 

In this novel, we travel back to Narnia with Edmond and Lucy, but not with Peter and Susan as they are elsewhere in our world when the traveling occurs. However Edmond and Lucy are not alone; they are staying with their cousin Eustace who is a rather irritating person and he is pulled into Narnia with them through a painting of a ship at Eustace’s house. They arrive in the water and are hauled into the ship and meet their friend from the last adventure, Caspian, now King of Narnia. Caspian is on a journey to find his father’s friends who traveled away long ago and never returned. Their ship is called the Dawn Treader, hence the title. The adventures that occur before Edmond, Lucy and Eustice return home, include Eustice turning into a dragon, a pool who’s water turns anything to gold, a sea monster, a retired star, invisible creatures, and sweet seawater. It’s a pretty fun story much more light-hearted than ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’, not that that one is dark. Recommended for readers of any age looking for fantasy adventure or classic fantasy stories, however I would suggest you read ‘Prince Caspian’ first as it explains how Edmond and Lucy met him last time they were in Narnia.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the entire Narnia series, by C.S. Lewis: Publication Order:
1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
2. Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (1951)
3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
4. The Silver Chair (1953)
5. The Horse and His Boy (1954)
6. The Magician’s Nephew (1955)
7. The Last Battle (1956)
Chronological Order:
1. The Magician’s Nephew
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. The Horse and His Boy*
4. Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
6. The Silver Chair
7. The Last Battle
* Takes place within the time of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe]

[ official C.S. Lewis web site ]
Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library

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