Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

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Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' was written by C.S. Lewis, it was pulished by

HarperTrophy, in the U.S. in 1955 and reprinted in 1983. The book has 216 pages
and is a novel of fiction and adventure. . The story begins with Lucy and Edmund
staying at their aunt and uncle's house. Their cousin Eustance, who they did not
get along with at all, was always ordering them around and never leaving them
alone. One afternoon when Edmund and Lucy finally did catch a moment alone they
began to talk of Narnia, their own secret world which they had visited twice
before. In Lucy's room they looked at the picture on the wall above Lucy's bed,
it was of a s a Narnian ship, the 'Dawn Treader' and they longed to be on it.

Just then Eusance walked into the room and began to tease them about Narnia, and
suddenly, they began to shrink. Lucy and Edmond knew what was happening but

Eustance didn't . A few moments after, they were drowning in the water beside
the 'Dawn Treader'. On board the ship, they found the prince of Narnia- Caspian.

He gave them warm clothes and introduced them to his crew. Then he explained to
them why they ( Prince Caspian and his crew) were there: "A longtime ago as
a child my usurping uncle Miraz got rid of seven friends of my father's (who
might have taken my part)by sending them off to explore the unknown Eastern Seas
beyond the Lone Islands......on my coronation day , with Aslan's approval, I
swore an oath that, if once I had established peace in Narnia, I would sail east
myself for a year and a day to find my father's friends or to learn of their
deaths, and avenge them if I could." The remainder of the book tells of
they different obstacles that the group meet on their travels, on the Dawn

Treader, and each obstacle is an adventure. I enjoyed reading about their many
encounters for example- when they reach the Island of voices, which turns out to
be little invisible dwarfs who were punished by a magician because they annoyed
him, the only way they could be returned to themselves was to get a human girl
to go up to the magician's tower and read the spell- so Lucy did it and saved
the day! Another adventure they had was on Dragon Island which was only called
that after the unfortunate situation where Eustance was turned into a dragon
because of his greed. When he came back to the camp where everyone was eating
dinner, they all got scared and ran away except for Edmund who saw a tear fall
from the dragon's eye, and only then did he understand that a person was trapped
inside of the fierce body of the dragon. After many attempts to find out who it
was, they finally figured it out but could not do anything to change him back to
himself- only Aslan could do somthing as superior as that. My favorite part of
the book was their quest in search of the end of the world. They reach a point
in the sea where they are able to see the bottom of the seafloor. The water is
so clear, Lucy can see the shadow of the ship. Looking overboard, she suddenly
notices figures moving down below, and then she realizes that they are mermen
and mermaids. Then Drinian ,the ship's captain, informs her that you can not
tell the men to look below, for they will be tempted to jump into the water
after the beautiful sea-women or the country itself. Drinian had heard about
many sailors who fell in love and lost their lives in the sea. I have enjoyed
reading this series because I like the author's imagination and his way of
telling a story. His description and details help set a perfect picture in the
reader's mind to a point where they can feel they are watching it happen in a
movie or a T.V. show. His adventures are always interesting, exciting and
unusual, his ideas are so stimulating that it makes the reader want to keep
reading till the end. I can never guess the outcome, it is always a surprise.

This is the 5th book that I have read by C.S. Lewis, and I hope to read many
more, I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys using his imagination,
or likes

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