village of Platovo,
Krasnosulinsky district, Rostov region
My name is Irene Gulakova and Im a Russian teacher of English.
These are my 8th graders. We live in the village of Platovo which is situated
in Krasnosulinsky district, Rostov region, Russia (the Azov sea is in three hours ride
from our place). My students have recently read the book "The voyage of the
"Dawn Treader". Honor, duty, charity, worship, friendship - that is they liked
the most in this book. They learnt that they could change their characters and become
better people. Thanks to this novel my students found good points in their characters and
appearance. The author made them worry about Eustaces materialistic nature and then
he showed a better boy thanks turning into a dragon. Children
couldn't help admiring Reepicheeps deeds.
Approaching of the wise Lion called Aslan always impressed. One
cant but take into consideration the lessons of wisdom that Aslan gave to children.
And these are my 6th graders.
Ideas and drawings about
of the "Dawn Treader"
The book that helped me not to lose my individuality.
I dont agree with those who say that "The Chronicles of
Narnia" can be read only in childhood. This is a book for all ages. Im a
teenager and I know the problems that Lucy had. First I thought that she was right when
she took a page out of the Magicians book because she wanted to look prettier like
every teenage girl wants. But Aslans words impressed me very much. When he said
that, having done that she had lost her individuality, trying to look like her sister. I
reread the book and noticed that Lucy was a very nice girl and she didnt need help
of the magic book. Thanks to this book I found good points in my character and in my
appearance. Ill try to be myself in order not to lose my individuality.
I cant help admiring Mouses deeds. Reepichip took care of
Eustace though he was not a very nice and kind boy. He calmed him down even when Eustace
was transformed into a dragon. It was touching! I wish I had such a friend! As they say
"A friend in need is a friend indeed!"
My first impressions of the dragon were strong. So I painted it in bright colors trying to
show that this new form would help Eustace to improve his character.
Eustace is anxious to help
There was a good moment in the book when the dragon using his tail
helped the ship to sail. The author pointed out that Eustaces character had been
rather improved by becoming a dragon. Having turned into a dragon Eustace realized that he
wanted to be friends with Caspian, Edmund and Lucy. He would have been grateful for a kind
word even from Reepicheep. He was anxious to help. He got quite new to him pleasure of
being liked and, still more, of liking other people. I think it was the most exciting
moment in the book because at the beginning of the book Eustace was a profit-seeking
person and in the end he was taught to earn money and treasures for his heart not for his
hands. Alex Vasiliev, Nick Svinaryov
Aslan is the greatest teacher!
I strongly believe that good must overcome evil. But some people
dont understand it. And there must be people who can teach them how to do it. From
my point of view one of the greatest teachers is the Lion, Aslan by name. He is a real
teacher of wisdom, honesty and kindness. He gave good advice to everybody in the book
pointing out to their merits and demerits. Thus trying to make them better than they are.
Reepicheep is my hero
I also was a little surprised when I saw a strange creature approaching
the children. It was a Mouse. Its name was Reepicheep, the most valiant of all the Talking
Beasts of Narnia, and the Chief Mouse. It had won undying glory in the second Battle of
Beruna. Lucy showed her respect going down on one knee to talk to him.
Im crazy about ships. The ship built by Prince Caspian is the most
beautiful ship Ive ever seen in my life. She was a beauty of her kind, a
"lady" , her lines perfect, her colours pure.
So I tried to paint it as perfect as I could. I admired the name Prince Caspian called
I think nothing can be compared with beauty of Ramandus daughter.
She was like a sparkling star when she appeared in the doorway. The figure with the golden
hair carried light and kindness.
She was a tall girl, dressed in a single long garment of clear blue
which left her arms bare.
of the "Dawn Treader"
is my favourite book!
Village of Platovo,
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