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

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Title: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Author: C.S. Lewis
Start Date: 10/19/2016
End Date: 10/21/2016
# of Pages: 248
Edition: HarperCollins hardcover (2007)

Favorite Quotes: (1) “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence and masters called him Scrubb. I can’t tell you how his friends spoke to him, for he had none.” (2) “He was almost afraid to be alone with himself and yet he was ashamed to be with the others.” (3) “The very first tear he made was so deep that I thought it had gone right into my heart. And when he began pulling the skin off, it hurt worse than anything I’ve ever felt. The only thing that made me able to bear it was jut the pleasure of feeling the stuff peel off.  You know — if you’ve ever picked the scab of a sore place.  It hurts like billy-oh but it is such fun to see it coming away.” (4) “It would be nice and fairly nearly true, to say that 'from that time forth, Eustace was a different boy.' To be strictly accurate, he began to be a different boy. He had relapses. There were still many days when he could be very tiresome. But most of those I shall not notice. The cure had begun.” (5) “‘Shall I ever be able to read that story again; the one I couldn't remember? Will you tell it to me, Aslan? Oh do,do,do.’ / ‘Indeed,yes, I will tell it to you for years and years. But now, come. We must meet the master of this house.’”

Why I Chose It: Continuing reading through Narnia.

Other Notes: The first quote I listed is classic Lewis humor. The inclusion of this sort of thing in children’s stories shows, I think, Lewis’ great respect for children and their ability to learn and comprehend. And don’t get me started on the dragon subplot. It is brilliant. Also, I always love Lucy and Aslan’s dialogues.

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