Absolute must reads: DAY 7

Posted: June 25, 2010 in Absolute must reads

THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWNTREADER

SYNOPSIS:

The two youngest Pevensie children, Lucy and Edmund, are staying with their odious cousin Eustace Scrubb while their older brother Peter is studying for his university entrance exams with Professor Kirke, and their older sister Susan is traveling through America with their parents. Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace are drawn into the Narnian world through a picture of a ship at sea. (The painting, hanging neglected in the guest bedroom that the Pevensie children were using, had been an unwanted present to Eustace’s parents.) The three children land in the ocean near the pictured vessel, the titular Dawn Treader, and are taken aboard.

BEST OF:

-The islands they visit during the voyage, each on is a kaleidoscopic portrait of reality.

-Eustece’s diary, it is dreadfully funny.

-The description of the dragon metamorphosis.

NOT THE BEST OF:

-Caspian gets, to my liking, to be a bit pompous…

-The end… so sad!!!

IN GENERAL:

Most people have read “The lion, the witch and the wardrobe” and forget about the rest of the books in the Narnia collection. I have to admit it is one of the sagas I read every year and this book in particular, as well as the horse and his boy, are  by far my favourite books in the Narnia saga.

If you like fantasy and fiction… this is an absolute must read!!!

Author C. S. Lewis
Illustrator Pauline Baynes
Country England
Language English
Series The Chronicles of Narnia
Genre(s) Fantasy, children’s literature
Publisher Geoffrey Bles
Publication date 1952
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