By C. S. Lewis
A appealing paperback variation of The Voyage of the sunrise Treader, booklet 5 within the vintage fable sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes conceal artwork by means of 3 time Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Wiesner and black-and-white inside illustrations by way of the unique illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
A king and a few unforeseen partners embark on a voyage that may take them past all recognized lands. As they sail farther and further from charted waters, they become aware of that their quest is greater than they imagined and that the world's finish is barely the beginning.
The Voyage of the sunrise Treader is the 5th booklet in C. S. Lewis's vintage delusion sequence, a sequence that has been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. it is a novel that stands by itself, but when you must proceed to the adventure, learn The Silver Chair, the 6th e-book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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