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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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I think this book, and all the other books in the series, are most appealing to those who can pick out the Christian allegories in the story. Christian or not, if you can see more depth to a story than what appears at face value, the story becomes all the more beautiful. Although, CS Lewis insisted that his stories weren't allegorical, but rather a supposal - "suppose" there were a savior in an entirely different world, what would that look like? All the same, the figure of Aslan, riding along the horse through the forest - side by side -- I got chills reading that as a child, because I was thinking of the allegory of the side by side relationship Christians have with Jesus. ( )
  glanecia | May 24, 2015 |
Shasta, a poor boy living with his father on the seashore. He rarely goes to the market in town, usually he stays at home to do chores. In the beginning, he finds out that a rich man wants to buy him away from his father, who he dosn't connect with much. He meets Bree, a talking horse who longs to return to Narnia. On their way they find new friends like Aravis, but many problems concerning the Empire located next to them. Will they make it to Narnia with deathly news? Or will the Empire have something to say about it? Read and find out. I really enjoyed this book, since i think the author used great detail to grab the attention of readers. It uses skills and synonmys of common words to make you want to read more. Overall, i think it is a very good book. I reccomend it to anyone who wont have trouble reading it, if they like the fantasy genre, or if they enjoyed the previous Chronicles of Narnia books. ( )
  Alec.CB | May 11, 2015 |
This book would be good to use when talking about how to treat others as well as how important people might come from insignificant means. I thinks students will like this book because of the relationship between the boy and his talking horse. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | May 5, 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 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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
Van Allsburg, ChrisCover 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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