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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia Series #3)
     

The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia Series #3)

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by C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
 

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Narnia . . . where horses talk . . . where treachery is brewing . . . where destiny awaits.

On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives

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Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full color ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices.

Narnia . . . where horses talk . . . where treachery is brewing . . . where destiny awaits.

On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

The Horse and His Boy is the third book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to return to Narnia, read Prince Caspian , the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061974137
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
Chronicles of Narnia Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
42,800
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales mÁs importantes del siglo veinte y podrÍa decirse que fue el escritor cristiano mÁs influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeÑÓ hasta que se jubilÓ. Sus contribuciones a la crÍtica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantÁstica y teologÍa popular le trajeron fama y aclamaciÓn a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribiÓ mÁs de treinta libros, lo cual le permitiÓ alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aÚn atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada aÑo. Sus mÁs distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las CrÓnicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 29, 1898
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Place of Birth:
Belfast, Nothern Ireland
Place of Death:
Headington, England
Education:
Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925
Website:
http://www.cslewisclassics.com

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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 314 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the beginning is somewhat boring, I loved this story. C.S. Lewis does an excellent job combining wit, humor, and adventure in one book! I loved the Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe but, The Horse and His Boy is probably my favorite! I loved the ending and how Lewis creates a futuristic image at the end of each book in the Chronicles of Narnia! Talking Beasts and Animals, Kings and Queens, and smart-alecky wit and humor make The Horse and His Boy and the Chronicles of Narnia a classic hit!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i know its not much but i truly recomend this book.it is one of my favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Horse and His Boy is one of the most well-written books I have ever read! It is funny, serious, and always keeps you on end! The beginning is about how a boy is growing up as a slave, but he feels as if there is something more to his life. Throughout the book, the boy goes on a journey north to see who he really is. The way C.S. Lewis portrays his companions and describes the happenings as the boy goes along is unbelievable. The descriptions of how he feels when he rides a horse for the first time are very accurate to reality. Phrases like 'the wind in his hair' and 'his sore legs from the saddle' can help any reader to picture the story in their own imagination. Although very interesting and exciting, this book was only slightly boring on a few pages. There is a saying that goes, 'less talk more action'. I believe that quote could be applied here. He doesn't need to explain all the things happening as 'they rode along in the night, silently'. We as young readers, enjoy movement and we like to be kept in suspense. He could elaborate a little less and 'speed it up to the part about the battle'. I would reccomend this book to anyone the age of nine years or older because I enjoyed it and all of C.S. Lewis's books excellent for all ages too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I WOULD recommend this book because it nice . It is exicitihg when they get to the tombs Shasta rides on a horse he has an adventure and he meets Arvais. By Mia
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿ll give this book a four because it was a little slow at first, no action. Then the book would become faster but slow down at chapter seven. Chapter ten is when the book would speed up again. Other than that, it was a very interesting book. I would strongly suggest this book to sixth graders, maybe fifth graders but if you want to find the meaning or the message in the book, you will really have to think outside the box. If you¿re into a little mystery every now and then, then you should read this book. I am not into a mystery but I¿m into a surprise ending. If you¿re into something other than action, mystery, or science fiction, than don¿t read this book. Other than that, it was a very good book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter read it and really enjoyed the characters and story!She is now reading Smitty's Cave Adventures and recommends it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
like most other children, i was raised on the chronicles of narnia. over the years i've slowly distanced myself from them in place of the typical teenage fantasy smut and shallow sci-fi adventures, but with the release of prince caspian just a few weeks ago i brought myself back into the world of narnia. the horse and his boy is, by far, my absolute favorite--but make sure to read these books in the TRUE sequence! (the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe prince caspian the voyage of the dawn treader the silver chair the horse and his boy the magician's nephew the last battle) -- cs lewis wrote them in that order, so read them that way. (: the movies are following the right path, so follow that. good luck, and you'll LOVE them! it takes about one day to read each, if you go slowly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about a boy called Shasta running away from a fisherman who owns him to find his real family on a horse called Bree.But guess what adventures he awaits when he finds a companion who is also running away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had a very good story and was therefore exciting. It kept me thinking what is happening. Even though the book was a little confusing it still made me want the book to keep on going.My favorite character is Peter even though he hardly appears in this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has lots of action,and a suprise around every bend. It has very little down time. the big battle at the end has nonstop action. It is every thing you would want in an action and more, with great back ground. It is geaat page tunner with a great twist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my favorite book of all the narnia series. an outstanding book. this is a book that i would reccomend to anybody that loves fantasy. full of a lot of magic and talking animals.A story of a boy who is raised as a slave who runs away from home finding secrets of his past. read this if you like the Author C.S. lewis or the chronicles of narnia books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cronicles of Narnia, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis is a book full of adventure. A talking horse name Bree and a boy named Shasta are on a journey to the magical land of Narnia. The meet a Princess running away from her arranged marriage and even seeing the kings and queens of Narnia. The princess was trying to find somewhere far from home so she went along with Shasta and Bree. They all lose each other in the crazy town of Tashban. Shasta even gets mistaken for a prince and Aravis (the princess) finds out her father is in the same town looking for her. They face much danger, worry and even war as thy grow closer to their destination of freedom. This book is full of adventure, like I said. It had a good story to it. C.S. Lewis explained everything so well it puts pictures in your mind (well at least mine.) So I would say it was very descriptive. Its one of those books you just can't stop reading. You want to know what happens, it keeps you wondering. I also thought that the characters were really good and funny. Overall I really liked the book and I'm not much of a reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is full of adventure. Al talking horse named Bree and a boy, Sshasta are on a journey to the magical land of Narnia. They meet a princess running away from her arranged marriage and even seeing the Kings and Queens of Narnia. The orincess was trying to find somewhere far from home so she went along with them. They all get separated trying to find each other in the crazy tow of Tashban. Shasta even gets mistaken for a prince, and Aravis (the princess) finds out he father in the same twon looking for her. Thay face much danger, worry and even was as tehy grow closer to their destination of freedom. This book is full of adventure like I said. It had a good story to it. C. S. Lewis explained everthing so well it put pitures in my mind. So I find it very descriptive, It's one of those books you can't stop reading, you can't just put it down. You want to know what happens, it keeps you wondering. I also thought that the characters here really good and funny. Overall I reaaly liked the book and I'm not much of a reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all the Narnian series, they're great, but this one is definitely my favorite one of the series. I love the plot and characters. I highly recommend this book. The Chronicles of Narnia are cool because they represent the story of God's love and His Plan, and Jesus' sacrifice(Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe, because of Aslan).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorites. I love the style that it was written in. Near the beginning it might go a little slow, but after the second chapter it's full of adventure. I loved the characters and the horses and I loved how in future books the characters in this book are historical figures. Read the first two books in the series before reading this one. These books are written so smoothly it makes you want to read the 4th book in the series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Horse and His Boy is great book full of excitement. It is great for all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good one of the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was so good. i loved all the books of Narina, but this was the best! you have to read this book! it starts out really good and it ends even better! i promise that you will love it. you will fall in love with all the people and creatures just like i did when i read it. i have read it at least 6 times and everytime i find something i missed, and everytime i finish it i wish i had the time to go back and visit Narina all over again. Shasta and Araivs were made for each other. i like books where the girl can kick butt, but doesnt show off or be controling. but dont get me wrong, that is only a little peice of the book! i wish it was longer. read it and you will agree with me, this book rocks!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Think You Should Really Read this Book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books I have ever read! I sugjest read this book and buy it. (Good if you like adventure and exitment.)
Anonymous 4 months ago
Reader: read this book
Anonymous 5 months ago
I just really love the series all the books are really interesting???
Anonymous 5 months ago
That CS Lewis was at first a prodestent than a catholic? Ad that he wrote the super cool book called the screwtape letters? And that JRR Tolken was a christain two? And that Mr. Trump won the election and all the democrats are acting like spoiled babys? And also that gey marage is wrong and abortion is killing an inosent person? ( I will not be silant. ). Post somthing like this with the hashtag #iwillnotshutup. If you truly are an American.-God bless America
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just want to say to that person who said that its boring they still gave 5 stars to the book so, you gotta love it! Second i mean seriously amazing! CS Lewis rocks!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago