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The chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

The chronicles of Narnia (original 1954; edition 1983)

by C. S. Lewis

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A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.
Title:The chronicles of Narnia
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Info:New York : Harper Trophy, 2000, c1983.
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The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis (1954)

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This was a re-read of a beloved childhood favorite. Reading with a thoroughly modern 8 year old helped me to see a lot of casual racism and sexism that I didn't catch as a kid. My son was all over it. C.S. Lewis was certainly a product of his time and his devotion to Christian ideals also made him paint racist portraits of his pseudo-Muslim bad guys. And jeez, this book is violent. At one point they talk about boiling people to death, and lots of stuff about beating slaves, and it was just...gross? There were at least two lines about such topics that I just flat out couldn't read aloud they were so awful. This is also one of the most overtly religious in the series, one chapter is practically a Footprints in the Sand wall hanging.
Still, I really love those talking horses. ( )
  readingjag | Nov 29, 2021 |
Another of the Narnia books. The story was largely separate from the first book, but some of the 4 children did appear in the roles while they were in Narnia. I enjoyed the story for the children's tale that it was. ( )
  hobbitprincess | Nov 29, 2021 |
  misslevel | Oct 13, 2021 |
A slave boy and the daughter of a lord run away to the land of the talking beasts.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 26, 2021 |
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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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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.
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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