The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia Series #5) (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

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In this enhanced e-book fans of Narnia can: Test their Narnia knowledge with 18 illustrated interactive quiz questions; follow the journey of the Dawn Treader through a gorgeous animated time line created just for this edition; enjoy a full color map of Narnia; view the blueprint of the Dawn Treader with details of all the ship’s special features; meet all the characters of Narnia -- the humans and creatures -- each with their own description and color illustration; read about the author, with an extended, ...

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In this enhanced e-book fans of Narnia can: Test their Narnia knowledge with 18 illustrated interactive quiz questions; follow the journey of the Dawn Treader through a gorgeous animated time line created just for this edition; enjoy a full color map of Narnia; view the blueprint of the Dawn Treader with details of all the ship’s special features; meet all the characters of Narnia -- the humans and creatures -- each with their own description and color illustration; read about the author, with an extended, exclusive bio of Clive Staples Lewis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062061584
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Series: Chronicles of Narnia Series , #5
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 132,097
  • Age range: 8 years
  • File size: 193 MB
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Meet the Author

C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis was famous both as a fiction writer and as a Christian thinker, and scholars sometimes divide his personality in two. Yet a large part of Lewis's appeal, for both his audiences, lay in his ability to fuse imagination with instruction. "Let the pictures tell you their own moral," he once advised writers of children's stories. "But if they don't show you any moral, don't put one in."

Biography

C. S. Lewis was famous both as a fiction writer and as a Christian thinker, and his biographers and critics sometimes divide his personality in two: the storyteller and the moral educator, the "dreamer" and the "mentor." Yet a large part of Lewis's appeal, for both his audiences, lay in his ability to fuse imagination with instruction. "Let the pictures tell you their own moral," he once advised writers of children's stories. "But if they don't show you any moral, don't put one in. ... The only moral that is of any value is that which arises inevitably from the whole cast of the author's mind."

Storytelling came naturally to Lewis, who spent the rainy days of his childhood in Ireland writing about an imaginary world he called Boxen. His first published novel, Out of the Silent Planet, tells the story of a journey to Mars; its hero was loosely modeled on his friend and fellow Cambridge scholar J.R.R. Tolkien. Lewis enjoyed some popularity for his Space Trilogy (which continues in Perelandra and That Hideous Strength), but nothing compared to that which greeted his next imaginative journey, to an invented world of fauns, dwarfs, and talking animals -- a world now familiar to millions of readers as Narnia.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first book of the seven-volume Chronicles of Narnia, began as "a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood," according to Lewis. Years after that image first formed in his mind, others bubbled up to join it, producing what Kate Jackson, writing in Salon, called "a fascinating attempt to compress an almost druidic reverence for wild nature, Arthurian romance, Germanic folklore, the courtly poetry of Renaissance England and the fantastic beasts of Greek and Norse mythology into an entirely reimagined version of what's tritely called 'the greatest story ever told.'"

The Chronicles of Narnia was for decades the world's bestselling fantasy series for children. Although it was eventually superseded by Harry Potter, the series still holds a firm place in children's literature and the culture at large. (Narnia even crops up as a motif in Jonathan Franzen's 2001 novel The Corrections). Its last volume appeared in 1955; in that same year, Lewis published a personal account of his religious conversion in Surprised by Joy. The autobiography joined his other nonfiction books, including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce, as an exploration of faith, joy and the meaning of human existence.

Lewis's final work of fiction, Till We Have Faces, came out in 1956. Its chilly critical reception and poor early sales disappointed Lewis, but the book's reputation has slowly grown; Lionel Adey called it the "wisest and best" of Lewis's stories for adults. Lewis continued to write about Christianity, as well as literature and literary criticism, for several more years. After his death in 1963, The New Yorker opined, "If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels."

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The imposing wardrobe Lewis and his brother played in as children is now in Wheaton, Illinois, at the Wade Center of Wheaton College, which also houses the world's largest collection of Lewis-related documents, according to The Christian Science Monitor.

The 1994 movie, Shadowlands, based on the play of the same name, cast Anthony Hopkins as Lewis. It tells the story of his friendship with, and then marriage to, an American divorcee named Joy Davidman (played by Debra Winger), who died of cancer four years after their marriage. Lewis's own book about coping with that loss, A Grief Observed, was initially published under the pseudonym N. W. Clerk.

Several poems, stories, and a novel fragment published after Lewis's death have come under scrutiny as possible forgeries. On one side of the controversy is Walter Hooper, a trustee of Lewis's estate and editor of most of his posthumous works; on the other is Kathryn Lindskoog, a Lewis scholar who began publicizing her suspicions in 1988. Scandal or kooky conspiracy theory? The verdict's still out among readers.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Clive Staples Lewis (real name); Clive Hamilton, N.W. Clerk, Nat Whilk; called "Jack" by his friends
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 29, 1898
    2. Place of Birth:
      Belfast, Nothern Ireland
    1. Date of Death:
      November 22, 1963
    2. Place of Death:
      Headington, England

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    An adventure my kids loved

    This is a book I've been reading to my kids for the last several weeks. They were eager to start reading it after we rented the movie one night. They all liked the book very much, and even though it is different from the movie in many instances, they still found it very enjoyable in its own right.
    This book continues the story of Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, who are staying with an aunt and uncle while the rest of their family takes a trip to America. Their cousin Eustace despises them and their stories of Narnia. One afternoon Eustace finds himself drawn with his cousins into a painting in Lucy's bedroom, and they are all whisked off to Narnia for an adventurous sea voyage.
    I don't think I have ever met a more offensive and whining character than Eustace. I find it so funny that Lewis named the character Eustace, because Useless Eustace describes him perfectly at the beginning of the book. Happily, Eustace goes through some miraculous transformations, physically and socially, during the children's adventures, and ends up to be a very useful boy at the end.
    Reepicheep, the courageous mouse, also makes this book quite memorable. He is always daring the crew of the Dawn Treader to keep sailing forward, and never seems to know the meaning of the words doubt and fear. Just like Lucy, I want to pick him up and just hug the stuffing out of him, but that would be quite disrespectful behavior towards such a gallant knight!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    Great book!

    Love narnia!!!!!!!!! Read all of the books!!!!!!!! They are brilliantly wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Childhood Revisited

    I got this to read for a second time right before the movie came out. It was this series of books that I first really found a passion for reading. This installment sees the two younger Pevensie children tossed back into Narnia with a barty cousin, and linking up again with now King Caspian aboard his ship The Dawn Treader. This was not my favorite of the series, but it certainly held my attention well enough this time as it did when I was a boy.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Super

    Good grate

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    C. S Lewis is a great aurthor.

    This book inspires me to right just like him. The ideas are great. I could not have ever like him. This book is for any ages, adults to toddlers. The seven seas remind me of an tropical island. The whole series is for any ages. Ias Prince Caspian still alive. Are there dwarfs in this book. Why is the older b

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    The greatest chronicles of narnia book

    This book is amazing

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    bbe

    Best Book Ever( bbe)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    ?

    In my opinion, the book is just as good as the movie.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    Highly recommended

    I recommend all the books of the Chronicles of Narnia. They are very inspirational, and are best read by people of all ages.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    A Must Read!

    These are my favorite childhood books, and this one will not dissapoint!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Awsome book full of fun and advture

    Great book for kids and adults!!!!,!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

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    Highly Recommended For Family Entertainment

    In this, the fifth book of The Chronicles Of Narnia, Lucy and Edmund have returned to Narnia without Susan and Peter, who are now too old. Their cousin, Eustace, considered obnoxious by everyone except his parents, is brought along with them, although he is fond of telling them that Narnia and Asland do not exist and are just a figment of their imaginations.

    They arrive to find that King Caspian has decided to take a voyage on his royal ship, the Dawn Treader. He plans to sail to the end of the world and find out what lies there and along the way. He has pledged to determine the fate of the seven lords, friends of his father, who went on expedition when Caspian was a child and then never returned. Lucy, Edmund and Eustace accompany Caspian, along with other characters the reader has met in previous books of the Chronicles.

    The company encounters many strange lands and people. There is the Land Where Dreams Come True, the Land of Deathwater, the Land of the Dufflepods, and the land where three of the lords are found to have been asleep for years. The reader is drawn along on the adventure, interested to hear what will befall the company next. At the end of the book, Caspian returns to Narnia, while the children return to their world. This book is recommended for readers of all ages, and is especially recommended for families to read together.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    A Great 'Voyage'

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis is a great book to read if you like letting your imagination soar. It is the third book in the Chronicles of Narnia. In the book, three children are sent into a different world where they encounter many adventures as they sail the seas in an awesome ship called the Dawn Treader. I like many things about this book. First, the book is full of a diverse group of characters. These characters make the book interesting. Also, there is never a boring part in the book. The story keeps moving in a constant flow of events. I like that the setting of the book is in a strange world because it is different than what I am used to. The only negative thing I can say about this book is that it could be a little longer. Overall, I loved The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Best Book Ever

    Love it

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Great Book!!

    It was amazing how they entered Narnia and there whole adventure. what I didnt like was the end and how they couldnt enter back into Narnia.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    i like it except the end

    yes this is a very good book, but i would not recomend it to drama kings and queens because at the end reepicheep goes away and is never seen again!! i cried at the end plus this book is kinda scary. so my ratings r not so high but go ahead see if u can hold back the tears at the end which i think u wont if u like reepicheep.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    love it

    its awsome i like the way lewis c writes its like your with them

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a book that sets the standard of C.S Lewis's children stories high. The book had captivating detail on how the ship "The Dawn Trader" sailed to the end of the world. It had twisting plot details as the ship spun off and landed in Narnia with the help of Aslan. It captivated me and I had to read to the finish. Overall it is a very good read for rainy days and for people who have vivid imaginations.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2006

    A good book

    I would recomend this book to 12 year olds. Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with their awful cousin Eustace,to travel on Prince Caspian's ship,the Dawn Treader... To find out more read this book!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2005

    Amazing!!

    Voyage of the Dawn Treader is one of the best books in Lewis's series. It's full of adventure, mystery, and fantastic places. This book is outstanding- it all takes place on a boat and nothing is what it seems! Definately a MUST READ!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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