|Plot Summary of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Chronicles of Narnia 5|
|"The longest, funniest, and most complex in plot of the classic Narnia series. Probably best to read this after 'Lion, Witch, Wardrobe' and 'Prince Caspian', and before 'The Silver Chair' and 'The Last Battle'.
Lucy and Edmund accidentally drag their obnoxious cousin Eustace Scrubb into a sea borne voyage of adventure, discovery, and growing up. Dragons, dwarves, slavery, sea monsters, and the Edge of the World. And back."
Michael JR Jose, Resident Scholar
|""There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." So starts one of the best books in the Narnia series. Lucy and Edmund must stay with their aunt and uncle and dread cousin, Eustace, during the summer. When they are drawn into Narnia, Eustace comes, too, and perforce tags along when they join Prince Caspian's sea journey of exploration. Eustace is miserable on the journey, and makes everyone else's life miserable, too, until he has a private adventure and a major change of heart."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"Edmund and Lucy are dreading spending the summer with their cousin Eustance Stubbs, that is until the three of them are pulled back into the world of Narnia and are invited to join in the Quest of King Caspian to undertake a sea voyage on the ship the Dawn Treader to find his seven lost friends. Eustance is a real pain in the neck until an incident with a dragon and the great Aslan helps him to grow up a little."
Neil Morey, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Chronicles of Narnia 5|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Coming of age
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- 20th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog