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

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Narnia...where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle...and where the adventure begins.

During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy named Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North--to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his ...

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Overview

Narnia...where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle...and where the adventure begins.

During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy named Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North--to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his real father.

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

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The Horse and His Boy was the fifth book written about Narnia, and it deals with events that take place directly after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
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Gr 4-7-British narrator Alex Jennings does a smashing job with C. S. Lewis' delightful classic (HarperCollins Children's, 1994), the third story in the Narnia series. The tale begins with a poor slave boy named Shasta escaping from his adopted fisherman father who plans to sell him to a brutish stranger. A dignified talking war horse named Bree helps Shasta flee. Jennings plays Shasta with refreshing gentleness-listeners get a sense of the boy's sensitivity and fear as he embarks on the adventure of his life. The talented narrator plays Bree with the right amount of dignity and haughtiness. This horse amuses with his witty observations about human behavior, and sense of equine superiority. The horse and his boy hope to travel north to Narnia, and encounter numerous adventures and strange characters, all beautifully portrayed by Jennings. The most memorable supporting characters are another escaped child, a tough girl named Aravis, and her talking mare called Hwin. Jennings brings these two adventure seekers to life with his crystal clear narration. Thanks to his skills as a storyteller, the action moves rapidly from one exciting episode to the next. Evocative music plays at the beginning and end of each side of the tape. This presentation will enchant young listeners and encourage them to read the other titles in the series. It is helpful for students to have read The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe before enjoying this, but The Horse and the Boy stands alone as enthralling, self-contained entertainment.-Brian E. Wilson, Evanston Public Library, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064471060
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Chronicles of Narnia Series , #3
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 73,719
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers 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 Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. 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 Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over one hundred million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

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.

Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Biography

C. S. Lewis was famous both as a fiction writer and as a Christian thinker, and his biographers and critics sometimes divide his personality in two: the storyteller and the moral educator, the "dreamer" and the "mentor." Yet a large part of Lewis's appeal, for both his audiences, lay in his ability to fuse imagination with instruction. "Let the pictures tell you their own moral," he once advised writers of children's stories. "But if they don't show you any moral, don't put one in. ... The only moral that is of any value is that which arises inevitably from the whole cast of the author's mind."

Storytelling came naturally to Lewis, who spent the rainy days of his childhood in Ireland writing about an imaginary world he called Boxen. His first published novel, Out of the Silent Planet, tells the story of a journey to Mars; its hero was loosely modeled on his friend and fellow Cambridge scholar J.R.R. Tolkien. Lewis enjoyed some popularity for his Space Trilogy (which continues in Perelandra and That Hideous Strength), but nothing compared to that which greeted his next imaginative journey, to an invented world of fauns, dwarfs, and talking animals -- a world now familiar to millions of readers as Narnia.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first book of the seven-volume Chronicles of Narnia, began as "a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood," according to Lewis. Years after that image first formed in his mind, others bubbled up to join it, producing what Kate Jackson, writing in Salon, called "a fascinating attempt to compress an almost druidic reverence for wild nature, Arthurian romance, Germanic folklore, the courtly poetry of Renaissance England and the fantastic beasts of Greek and Norse mythology into an entirely reimagined version of what's tritely called 'the greatest story ever told.'"

The Chronicles of Narnia was for decades the world's bestselling fantasy series for children. Although it was eventually superseded by Harry Potter, the series still holds a firm place in children's literature and the culture at large. (Narnia even crops up as a motif in Jonathan Franzen's 2001 novel The Corrections). Its last volume appeared in 1955; in that same year, Lewis published a personal account of his religious conversion in Surprised by Joy. The autobiography joined his other nonfiction books, including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce, as an exploration of faith, joy and the meaning of human existence.

Lewis's final work of fiction, Till We Have Faces, came out in 1956. Its chilly critical reception and poor early sales disappointed Lewis, but the book's reputation has slowly grown; Lionel Adey called it the "wisest and best" of Lewis's stories for adults. Lewis continued to write about Christianity, as well as literature and literary criticism, for several more years. After his death in 1963, The New Yorker opined, "If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels."

Good To Know

The imposing wardrobe Lewis and his brother played in as children is now in Wheaton, Illinois, at the Wade Center of Wheaton College, which also houses the world's largest collection of Lewis-related documents, according to The Christian Science Monitor.

The 1994 movie, Shadowlands, based on the play of the same name, cast Anthony Hopkins as Lewis. It tells the story of his friendship with, and then marriage to, an American divorcee named Joy Davidman (played by Debra Winger), who died of cancer four years after their marriage. Lewis's own book about coping with that loss, A Grief Observed, was initially published under the pseudonym N. W. Clerk.

Several poems, stories, and a novel fragment published after Lewis's death have come under scrutiny as possible forgeries. On one side of the controversy is Walter Hooper, a trustee of Lewis's estate and editor of most of his posthumous works; on the other is Kathryn Lindskoog, a Lewis scholar who began publicizing her suspicions in 1988. Scandal or kooky conspiracy theory? The verdict's still out among readers.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Clive Staples Lewis (real name); Clive Hamilton, N.W. Clerk, Nat Whilk; called "Jack" by his friends
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 29, 1898
    2. Place of Birth:
      Belfast, Nothern Ireland
    1. Date of Death:
      November 22, 1963
    2. Place of Death:
      Headington, England

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The Horse and His Boy

Chapter Ten

The Hermit of the Southern March

After they had ridden for several hours down the valley, it widened out and they could see what was ahead of them. The river which they had been following here joined a broader river, wide and turbulent, which flowed from their left to their right, towards the east. Beyond this new river a delightful country rose gently in low hills, ridge beyond ridge, to the Northern Mountains themselves. To the right there were rocky pinnacles, one or two of them with snow clinging to the ledges. To the left, pine-clad slopes, frowning cliffs, narrow gorges, and blue peaks stretched away as far as the eye could reach. Shasta could no longer make out Mount Pire. Straight ahead the mountain range sank to a wooded saddle which of course had to be the pass from Archenland into Narnia.

"Broo-hoo-hoo, the North, the green North!" neighed Bree: and certainly the lower hills looked greener and fresher than anything that Aravis and Shasta, with their southern-bred eyes, had ever imagined. Spirits rose as they clattered down to the water's-meet of the two rivers.

The eastern-flowing river, which was pouring from the higher mountains at the western end of the range, was far too swift and too broken with rapids for them to think of swimming it; but after some casting about, up and down the bank, they found a place shallow enough to wade. The roar and clatter of water, the great swirl against the horses' fetlocks, the cool, stirring air and the darting dragonflies, filled Shasta with a strange excitement.

"Friends, we are in Archenland!" said Bree proudly as he splashed and churned his way out onthe Northern bank. "I think that river we've just crossed is called the Winding Arrow."

"I hope we're in time," murmured Hwin.

Then they began going up, slowly and zigzagging a good deal, for the hills were steep. It was all open park-like country with no roads or houses in sight. Scattered trees, never thick enough to be a forest, were everywhere. Shasta, who had lived all his life in an almost tree-less grassland, had never seen so many or so many kinds. If you had been there you would probably have known (he didn't) that he was seeing oaks, beeches, silver birches, rowans, and sweet chestnuts. Rabbits scurried away in every direction as they advanced, and presently they saw a whole herd of fallow deer making off among the trees.

"Isn't it simply glorious!" said Aravis.

At the first ridge Shasta turned in the saddle and looked back. There was no sign of Tashbaan; the desert, unbroken except by the narrow green crack down which they had travelled, spread to the horizon.

"Hullo!" he said suddenly. "What's that?"

"What's what?" said Bree, turning round. Hwin and Aravis did the same.

"That," said Shasta, pointing. "It looks like smoke. Is it a fire?"

"Sand-storm, I should say," said Bree.

"Not much wind to raise it," said Aravis.

"Oh!" exclaimed Hwin. "Look! There are things flashing in it. Look! They're helmets -- and armour. And it's moving: moving this way."

"By Tash!" said Aravis. "It's the army. It's Rabadash."

"Of course it is," said Hwin. "Just what I was afraid of. Quick! We must get to Anvard before it." And without another word she whisked round and began galloping North. Bree tossed his head and did the same.

"Come on, Bree, come on," yelled Aravis over her shoulder.

The race was very gruelling for the Horses. As they topped each ridge they found another valley and another ridge beyond it; and though they knew they were going in more or less the right direction, no one knew how far it was to Anvard. From the top of the second ridge Shasta looked back again. Instead of a dust-cloud well out in the desert he now saw a black, moving mass, rather like ants, on the far bank of the Winding Arrow. They were doubtless looking for a ford.

"They're on the river!" he yelled wildly.

"Quick! Quick!" shouted Aravis. "We might as well not have come at all if we don't reach Anvard in time. Gallop, Bree, gallop. Remember you're a war-horse."

It was all Shasta could do to prevent himself from shouting out similar instructions; but he thought, "The poor chap's doing all he can already," and held his tongue. And certainly both Horses were doing, if not all they could, all they thought they could; which is not quite the same thing. Bree had caught up with Hwin and they thundered side by side over the turf. It didn't look as if Hwin could possibly keep it up much longer.

At that moment everyone's feelings were completely altered by a sound from behind. It was not the sound they had been expecting to hear -- the noise of hooves and jingling armour, mixed, perhaps, with Calormene battle-cries. Yet Shasta knew it at once. It was the same snarling roar he had heard that moonlit night when they first met Aravis and Hwin. Bree knew it too. His eyes gleamed red and his ears lay flat back on his skull. And Bree now discovered that he had not really been going as fast -- not quite as fast -- as he could. Shasta felt the change at once. Now they were really going all out. In a few seconds they were well ahead of Hwin.

"It's not fair," thought Shasta. "I did think we'd be safe from lions here!"

He looked over his shoulder. Everything was only too clear. A huge tawny creature, its body low to the ground, like a cat streaking across the lawn to a tree when a strange dog has got into the garden, was behind them. And it was nearer every second and half second.

The Horse and His Boy. Copyright © by C. Lewis. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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First Chapter

Chapter Ten

The Hermit of the Southern March

After they had ridden for several hours down the valley, it widened out and they could see what was ahead of them. The river which they had been following here joined a broader river, wide and turbulent, which flowed from their left to their right, towards the east. Beyond this new river a delightful country rose gently in low hills, ridge beyond ridge, to the Northern Mountains themselves. To the right there were rocky pinnacles, one or two of them with snow clinging to the ledges. To the left, pine-clad slopes, frowning cliffs, narrow gorges, and blue peaks stretched away as far as the eye could reach. Shasta could no longer make out Mount Pire. Straight ahead the mountain range sank to a wooded saddle which of course had to be the pass from Archenland into Narnia.

"Broo-hoo-hoo, the North, the green North!" neighed Bree: and certainly the lower hills looked greener and fresher than anything that Aravis and Shasta, with their southern-bred eyes, had ever imagined. Spirits rose as they clattered down to the water's-meet of the two rivers.

The eastern-flowing river, which was pouring from the higher mountains at the western end of the range, was far too swift and too broken with rapids for them to think of swimming it; but after some casting about, up and down the bank, they found a place shallow enough to wade. The roar and clatter of water, the great swirl against the horses' fetlocks, the cool, stirring air and the darting dragonflies, filled Shasta with a strange excitement.

"Friends, we are in Archenland!" said Bree proudly as he splashed and churned his way out on the Northernbank. "I think that river we've just crossed is called the Winding Arrow."

"I hope we're in time," murmured Hwin.

Then they began going up, slowly and zigzagging a good deal, for the hills were steep. It was all open park-like country with no roads or houses in sight. Scattered trees, never thick enough to be a forest, were everywhere. Shasta, who had lived all his life in an almost tree-less grassland, had never seen so many or so many kinds. If you had been there you would probably have known (he didn't) that he was seeing oaks, beeches, silver birches, rowans, and sweet chestnuts. Rabbits scurried away in every direction as they advanced, and presently they saw a whole herd of fallow deer making off among the trees.

"Isn't it simply glorious!" said Aravis.

At the first ridge Shasta turned in the saddle and looked back. There was no sign of Tashbaan; the desert, unbroken except by the narrow green crack down which they had travelled, spread to the horizon.

"Hullo!" he said suddenly. "What's that?"

"What's what?" said Bree, turning round. Hwin and Aravis did the same.

"That," said Shasta, pointing. "It looks like smoke. Is it a fire?"

"Sand-storm, I should say," said Bree.

"Not much wind to raise it," said Aravis.

"Oh!" exclaimed Hwin. "Look! There are things flashing in it. Look! They're helmets -- and armour. And it's moving: moving this way."

"By Tash!" said Aravis. "It's the army. It's Rabadash."

"Of course it is," said Hwin. "Just what I was afraid of. Quick! We must get to Anvard before it." And without another word she whisked round and began galloping North. Bree tossed his head and did the same.

"Come on, Bree, come on," yelled Aravis over her shoulder.

The race was very gruelling for the Horses. As they topped each ridge they found another valley and another ridge beyond it; and though they knew they were going in more or less the right direction, no one knew how far it was to Anvard. From the top of the second ridge Shasta looked back again. Instead of a dust-cloud well out in the desert he now saw a black, moving mass, rather like ants, on the far bank of the Winding Arrow. They were doubtless looking for a ford.

"They're on the river!" he yelled wildly.

"Quick! Quick!" shouted Aravis. "We might as well not have come at all if we don't reach Anvard in time. Gallop, Bree, gallop. Remember you're a war-horse."

It was all Shasta could do to prevent himself from shouting out similar instructions; but he thought, "The poor chap's doing all he can already," and held his tongue. And certainly both Horses were doing, if not all they could, all they thought they could; which is not quite the same thing. Bree had caught up with Hwin and they thundered side by side over the turf. It didn't look as if Hwin could possibly keep it up much longer.

At that moment everyone's feelings were completely altered by a sound from behind. It was not the sound they had been expecting to hear -- the noise of hooves and jingling armour, mixed, perhaps, with Calormene battle-cries. Yet Shasta knew it at once. It was the same snarling roar he had heard that moonlit night when they first met Aravis and Hwin. Bree knew it too. His eyes gleamed red and his ears lay flat back on his skull. And Bree now discovered that he had not really been going as fast -- not quite as fast -- as he could. Shasta felt the change at once. Now they were really going all out. In a few seconds they were well ahead of Hwin.

"It's not fair," thought Shasta. "I did think we'd be safe from lions here!"

He looked over his shoulder. Everything was only too clear. A huge tawny creature, its body low to the ground, like a cat streaking across the lawn to a tree when a strange dog has got into the garden, was behind them. And it was nearer every second and half second.

The Horse and His Boy. Copyright © by C. Lewis. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2008

    A CLASSIC! I LOVED IT!

    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!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2007

    amazing

    i know its not much but i truly recomend this book.it is one of my favorites.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    I WOULD recommend this book because it nice . It is

    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

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2007

    Katelyn's opinion

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2008

    by far my favorite!

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    a reviewer

    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.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2007

    a kid from room 206

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Loved this book

    My daughter read it and really enjoyed the characters and story!She is now reading Smitty's Cave Adventures and recommends it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2010

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    Horse and His Boy? Pass.

    I read the Magician's Boy and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, they were good. But this one? Boring. The book goes way to slowly, and Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter are hardly in it. I wish the series forcused just on the four Penseive kids, instead of focusing on Narnia, and the people who happen to be in it at the time. I think the series would have been better if they stayed kids throughout the series, instead of being adults in some and kids in the other.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2006

    BLAH, BLAH, BLAH

    The Horse and his Boy was OK, but not a real attention-grabbing,epic story! Sure, some parts were great but others were ho-hum. The middle got very confusing when Shasha met up with Queen Susan and made a plan with Mr. Tumnus. If you read The Lion,the Witch and the wardrobe, you would probably like this book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2006

    Awesome storyline

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2006

    great book for action lovers

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    The Chronicles of Narnia, The Horse and His Boy

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2006

    AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

    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).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2006

    THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2006

    Another Hit by C.S. Lewis

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2005

    I loved this book!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2001

    Another Good One

    The Horse and His Boy is great book full of excitement. It is great for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2000

    The Best Book Ever Writen

    Very good one of the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2000

    Best of Narina and my favorite of them all!

    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!!!!

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