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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Thrilling, thoughtful Narnian quest.

Book C.S. Lewis Fantasy 1952
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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 11+

Great story, few profanities

Does contain profanity (by today’s standards) A$$ is used several times.
1 person found this helpful.
age 4+

A Classic

I read this book, and all 7 Chronicles of Narnia books to my 4 year old, and we both loved it. I had to rephrase some of the writing and explain some words to him, but we both loved the adventure and incredibly good role models and messages. I think these books are almost essential to complimenting a Christian education as well.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (9 ):

This fantasy is a classic for good reason. The characters are true and heroic, and their epic adventure sees them escape one danger after another through cleverness, wisdom, sheer bravery, luck, and divine intervention. Even the least appealing characters – the miserable Eustace, later the wearying Dufflepuds – are treated, ultimately, with kindness and affection. C.S. Lewis draws out the good in his characters as they are challenged, and without fail the diverse companions prove their worth and mature further with each stage of the adventure. Throw in strange creatures, curious enchantments, and mysterious, magical islands, and you have an irresistible yarn. Young American readers will find it a bit dated: Originally published in 1952, it’s very British in tone. But kids who are up for the adventure probably will be charmed by those quirks.

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