The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis is one of my all-time FAVORITES. If you are familliar with the Narnia stories, you are already aware of the drastic transformation that each child goes through with each visit to Narnia. And for good reason! Epic battles, trying sibling rivalry, and, of course, Aslan!! Whenever we spend time with God, we are drastically changed for the better. I LOVE this series, and especailly this novel.
Edmund, Lucy and their boisterous (and awful) cousin Eustace are pulled into Narnia throught he painting of a ship (soooo cool!!) to aid Prince Caspian in his recent plight. They join forces with Caspian and traverse the great Eastern Ocean. Caspian swore an oath to Aslan that he would find and bring home the 7 missing lords from the outlying islands who had been banished during Caspian's Uncle's tyrannical reign.
This novel is a fantasy classic for many reasons!! Heroism, epic adventures and leadership combine forces to create this amazing novel.
Grade Level: 5.9-6.1