The Books-to-Movie Challenge for December is The Voyager of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis and the film adaptation released December 10, 2010. The VDT (to make it easier for me to type out) is the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia series and follows the adventures of Lucy and Edmund as they are sucked into a painting back to the land of Narnia. If you buy the book in a box set now, they have the book listed as number five in the reading order but the original publication has it listed as number three following The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian (which is the order that I grew up reading it in).
The novel was originally published in England in 1952, just one year after Prince Caspian and one year prior to The Silver Chair.
Some things to consider as you read and watch the movie: How well do the various islands match up to the novel’s islands? The temptation that Lucy faces with the book, why do you think it takes the appearance of Aslan to help her overcome that temptation and what does the temptation represent? What do you think about the reappearance of the White Queen? Favorite character in the book and/or movie? Do you like the adaption or not?
So pull up a book, a bucket of popcorn, and let the fun begin!