The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"
2 journalers for this copy...
This old paperback was apparently originally bought in a bookshop in Nairobi! I got it from a second-hand bookstore myself. Since I now have the series as a beautiful omnibus edition, this book will start a new life as a BookCrossing book.
From the back cover:
"Lucy and Edmund, with their odious cousin Eustace in tow, journey on board the gallant ship the Dawn Treader to the Eastern Islands in search of the seven lost friends of King Caspian's father. And what an amazing voyage of discovery it is. Not only do they meet a dragon, a sea serpent, a band of invisible people and a magician, but also the Great Aslan himself who gives them a very special promise."
Reserved for and will shortly be sent to DEESSE in Germany.
Update (June 13): mailed to DEESSE this morning - happy trails!
I've read so far the first two books, and now I've got to buy (or be offered!) the two remaining ones so that I can read this series in the correct order.
(Last year I read "The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe" (German version) with my kids at school and they loved it!)
I just love reading books of that kind (even though I'm supposed to be too old for children's literature - I can always pretend it's just to check out another possible read for my kids at school!). Anyway, there's nothing wrong with that, I'm not ashamed! In other journal entries for this series I've read that there's a lot of (too much?) allusion to Christianity going on, and I thought as well that everyone who "misbehaves" suddenly has an encounter with Aslan and then he or she is "perfect" again - well, it can be seen like that, but it didn't change the pleasure I had while reading this book. Thanks again, Niora, for this beautiful book.
Now I've read the first five books in the series and I'm on a bookring list for the remaining two.
I think this book will eventually go with the first four in the series in my "still to be created" fantasy and fairy tale-bookbox, that's why I'll put it to "RES" for the moment. It will definitely get to travel - one day!
P.S.: I really enjoyed Reepicheep - what a brave mouse!
Edit (only ten minutes later...):
I forgot the two quotations which I wanted to add, the first by the Dufflepuds on the "Island of the Voices":
"And that's why, gentlemen, if your little girl doesn't come up to scratch, it will be our painful duty to cut all your throats. Merely in the way of business, as you might say, and no offence, I hope." (p. 110)
The second is a nice description of the Magician's book:
"She went up to the desk and laid her hand on the boook; her fingers tingled when she touched it as if it were full of electricity. She tried to open it but couldn't at first; this, however, was only because it was fastened by two leaden clasps, and when she had undone these it opened easily enough. And what a book it was!
It was written, not printed; written in a clear, even hand, with thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes, very large, easier than print, and so beautiful that Lucy stared at it for a whole minute and forgot about reading it. The paper was crisp and smooth and a nice smell came from it; and in the margins, and round the big coloured capital letters at the beginning of each spell, there were pictures." (p.117)