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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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This was a GREAT read. It was a bit shorter than I remember from youthful days, but the story was fun, fast, adventure filled and full of lessons artfully inserted. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I'm attempting to read all seven of the Chronicles of Narnia. This third book in the series was a re-read for me, but I didn't remember the story well. However, this time around, I loved the story of a talking horse from Narnia, who finds himself in a foreign land. Together with a boy from a fishing village, he attempts to get back to Narnia. Another well-told story from a master. ( )
  porch_reader | Sep 9, 2016 |
A nice children's story. Not the best of the series ( )
  nx74defiant | Aug 15, 2016 |
C.S.
  StPaulsChurch | Jul 19, 2016 |
Shasta, a youth growing up in Calormen as the son of a poor fisherman, has always longed to know about the Northern countries. The fisherman, Arsheesh, can really tell him nothing but when a rich Tarkaan offers to buy Shasta as a slave and the boy learns he's not actually the fisherman's son he decides to run away. The Tarkaan's horse, who turns out to be a Talking Horse from Narnia, offers to teach Shasta to ride and take him away to the free lands of the North.

This is one of two of the Chronicles of Narnia to be set entirely in that world, and the only one in which the main characters are entirely of that world and only secondary characters ones you would recognize from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. As such, it's not a good entry point into the series. It is, however, one of the most adventurous following Shasta and his companions - for he's soon joined by another pair of runaways - as they journey to Narnia. Sometimes when I was a child I even named it as my favorite, though with an adult's eyes I can note every trope. Despite all its shortcomings, it's still a sentimental favorite reread. ( )
  bell7 | Jun 21, 2016 |
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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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Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover 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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