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Book review: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia)

Name of the book: Chronicles of Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Author: CS LEWIS
Summary of the book:
The book is continuation of the book “Narnia – Prince Caspian”. An adventure from beginning to end. This time out of the four, Edmund and Lucy go with the new kid Eustace who has never been to Narnia (An imaginary world which centers around four kids namely Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy).
Our characters (Edmund, Lucy and Eustace for the present) when staying with their aunt (Eustace’s mother) and uncle, stumble upon an old painting of an old ship which the kids confirm to be “Narnian”. Naturally, when they look into it with Eustace the ship seems to move and they are sucked into the painting to Narnia, Where they are rescued to the ship ‘Dawn Treader’ which is set to the East to find seven islands at the world’s End of Narnian land and the End itself. The ship is boarded by Prince Caspian who meets the duo Edmund and Lucy for the second time
after three years, and also Reepchip the noble mouse knight. They discover the seven islands each with a multitude of adventures and meeting new people and also the “End”. The children all return to their normal world with Eustace learning many lessons about life. Another marvellous tale from C S Lewis.

Book review by: Arvind PG, Class X A
Submitted on: 28.09.11


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