Monday, November 15, 2010

Voyage of the Dawn Treader readers

Trumpet sounds!!!

I was in Borders last night when I discovered that the Voyage of the Dawn Treader readers have been released! (I'll not mention how miffed I was to discover a display case full of books related to the new movie Tron and I found the Narnia readers crammed into the "I Can Read" display in a thoughtless manner. Except I'll say that I was miffed.)

The new titles?

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Quest for the Lost Lords

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Aboard the Dawn Treader

I like these readers because they allow me to introduce my children to the world of Narnia at a younger age. The text is minimal and the pictures are SCENES FROM THE UPCOMING MOVIE. (Ah hem. Sorry. Didn't mean to scream that at you.) (SNEAK PEEK!)

In the past, I'd not bothered to pick up the readers which are based on the first two films in the series (i.e. Wardrobe and Caspian). However, this past summer, during our Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge I found a few out-of-print copies of the early readers based on the films (based on the books) and used them with Bookworm1. I found that they were mostly useful in introducing him to the characters within the books and giving him an idea of the general storyline. I purposed to pick up the Voyage of the Dawn Treader adaptations as soon as I saw them (and while they are in print!) to use as well. I've been keeping my eyes open and was ecstatic to find these last night!

Hopefully Borders will recognize the quality, beauty and significance of Narnia over Tron but in the meantime, I'm thankful for my copies.



Annette W. said...

My calendar is marked already! I also heard from Plugged In that it is good! details though.

Gidget Girl Reading said...

I can't wait we are so going opening day :)

Have to see if my library has these books :)

bekahcubed said...

Ooo--it's getting close!! I'm on the edge of my seat in anticipation. (Not that I'll probably see it until Christmas-time anyway--but still!)

Sky said...

I was so terribly disappointed in Prince Caspian that I have greatly mixed feelings about this one.I hope it's as good as the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is!

Carrie said...

Well, I can tell you that based on the readers, they have messed with the adventures on the first island in some remarkable ways (the island where they are taken as slaves.) There's something off.

I will be MOST miffed if they mess up Dragon Island. That scene with Eustace just MUST be perfect! I'll be bummed if it isn't.

But! That all said, I'm still pretty sure I'm going to like it because I think it holds to the spirit of the story and my heart rises and swells when I see these books come to life on the big screen!

Alyce said...

That's so cool that they have Narnia readers now! And Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite out of all of the Narnia books.

Stephanie Kay said...

I'm ready for my guys to be old enough to watch the movies! Until then I settle for reading the books. On our trip to DC earlier this year we listened to several of the cds done by Focus on the Family. LOVED it!! (Also kept us from cursing the other drivers as we inched through NYC.) We're headed to TN in a few weeks so I think we'll listen to the whole series on the trip. :)

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