Lucy and Edmund,with their odious cousin Eustace, journey on boardthe gallantship Dawn Treaderto the Eastern Seas
Settled into her cabin, Lucy felt sure that they were in for a lovely time. And so they were, for they had joined Prince Caspian in search
ofthe seven lostfriends of King Caspianthe Ninth. On this extraordinary voyage of discoverythey encounter a dragon, a sea serpent, a band of invisible people, a magicianand alsothe great Aslan himself, who makes them a very special promise.
Lucy and Edmund, with their odious cousin Eustace, journey on board the gallant ship Dawn Treader to the Eastern Seas in search of the seven lost friends of King Caspian the Ninth. On this extraordinary voyage of discovery they encounter a dragon, a sea serpent, a band of invisible people, a
magician,and also the great Aslan himself, who makes them a very special promise.
Shelfari edited the description of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
The BBC Radio production of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a delightful two-hour sail on the most fabulous ship in Narnia.Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader ,and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will take them to the edge of the world. Their adventures include being captured by slave traders, a much-too-close encounter with a dragon, and visits to many enchanted islands, including the place where dreams come true. The adaptation is faithful to its source, C.S. Lewis's series of Narnia books, which have provided exciting and uplifting tales for generations of children. BBC Radio does wonders with sound effects--the ship creaks in the wind, the sorrowful dragon roars lugubriously--and musical cues and interludes that keep the pacing dynamic. There's also a splendid cast of plummy British voices, making this far more than a book read onto cassette--it's an audio drama, as enjoyable as a trip to the theater. Grownups who buy this tape for their children will want to borrow it for themselves. (Running time: two hours, two cassettes) --Blaise Selby
Shelfari edited the description of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Friday, July 31, 2009.