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*****The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Book 3 of The Chronicles of Narnia

by C. S. Lewis

Reviewed October 20, 2003.
Scholastic, New York, 1995.  First published in 1952.  248 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF LEW).
A Sonderbooks’ Stand-out of 2003:  #1, Young Adult and Children's Fantasy Old Favorites

Every child deserves a chance to read The Chronicles of NarniaThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader is Book 3 in the order the books were written and Book 5 in the order of the chronology of Narnia.  Most adults who are also Christians will also enjoy reading the books and gaining insight into Christian principles of living which they may not have realized were in the books when they read them as children.

In this book, Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia, along with their cousin, the unpleasant Eustace Clarence Scrubb.  They arrive on a ship sailed by Caspian, who is now King, as he voyages east to the End of the World.

The children and the crew have adventures on island after island as they make their journey.  The best adventure is the one that happens to Eustace and transforms him from the disagreeable creature he was before.

It’s rather too bad that this book only has one talking animal, Reepicheep the mouse.  Still, the adventures are full of the magic and wonder of Narnia and culminate in a vision of Aslan’s country.

Reviews of other books by C. S. Lewis:

Book 1 of The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Book 2 of The Chronicles of Narnia:  Prince Caspian
Book 4 of The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Silver Chair
Book 5 of The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Horse and His Boy
Book 6 of The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Magician's Nephew
Book 7 of The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Last Battle
The Last Battle performed by Patrick Stewart

Out of the Silent Planet
That Hideous Strength
Of Other Worlds
Till We Have Faces
The Great Divorce
A Year With C. S. Lewis

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