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Title:The Horse and His Boy
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Info:HarperCollins (2005), Paperback, 304 pages
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The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis (1954)

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How a talking horse and a boy prince saved the land of Narnia from invasion
  kristi_test_01 | Apr 15, 2015 |
The most interesting, but the most troubling because of the racism against the 'dark Calormen.' ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
This was a wonderful modern fantasy book. This modern fantasy was characterized bty allusion to Christian myths. The story begins with a young boy being sold to a trader by his own father. He meets a talking horse and they both run away from the slave trader towards Narnia. The boy meets Aravis (a fiesty runaway princess) and Hwin (another talking horse). The four of them decide to travel towards Narnia. While on their journey, they discover a wicked plan to overthrow Narnia and its allies. The witty bunch is able to inform the kingdom that they are under attack. By doing so, they are able to defeat the oppressors. I would read a chapter a die to my fourth grade students. ( )
  magen.rauscher | Mar 10, 2015 |
Inversion of roles story, as ðe title makes clear – but what makes it great, besides being so beautifully written,is being all about grace. ( )
  leandrod | Feb 10, 2015 |
I remembered this one least of all the Narnia stories, perhaps because it’s more peripheral than the others, three of the four children coming into it only at the end even if Aslan’s present several times and providing the very convenient disposal of the bad Rabadash at the end.

I wonder if this book would have survived as well as it has if it weren’t part of the Narnia series. Lewis has an effective way of taking to the reader (just as Tolkien has in his novels) and that draws us in but I found this tale just that touch too contrived, didactic and predictable, and I do recollect being less impressed by this novel when I first read it such a long time ago. ( )
  evening | Oct 4, 2014 |
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In the opinion of this admirer, "The Horse and His Boy" is relatively unispired. It does not glow as much as the incomparable first book of the series, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." It has not as much gay satire and plain excitement as several of the others. Just possibly the Narnian fields are suffering from overcropping, and could stand lying fallow while other fields are put back into cultivation.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review, Chad Walsh (pay site) (Oct 17, 1954)
 

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C. S. Lewisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hammar, BirgittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helakisa, KaarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jennings, AlexNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavis, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is the story of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were King and Queens under him.
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And he writhed inside at what seemed the cruelty and unfairness of the demand. He had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.
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original CS Lewis classic!

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A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.

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