The Horse and his Boy

The Horse and his Boy

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ISBN-13: 9780573050954
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
Publication date: 06/26/2015
Pages: 52
Sales rank: 1,020,964
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, theologian, broadcaster, and lecturer. He is best known for his fictional works, including The Screwtape Letters, The Space Trilogy, and The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the second book in the seven-book Narnia series, often tops must-read lists of classic children's literature; the series has been adapted for film, radio, TV, and the stage.

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

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The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 334 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.)
atimco on LibraryThing 21 days ago
The Horse and His Boy is the fifth book in the Chronicles of Narnia (in publication order) It has always been my favorite (if one can pick a favorite among the Chronicles!) and I was looking forward to hearing Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's adaptation. It did not disappoint.I really like the actors they chose for Shasta and Aravis. Shasta especially had a slightly breaking quality to his voice that I found pleasant. It helped to distinguish him from the other young male actors in the series. Aravis had just the right balance of youth and attitude. Bree was fantastic, and so was Hwin. The four really picked up on the subtle underlying humor of their interactions. I do have to say I'm not a fan of some of the music in this one. The "Arabian Nights" feel is great, but the calmer guitar-picking reminds me terribly of the music from The Princess Bride. And it's not a connection I want to make with Narnia, much as I enjoy that story!I was disappointed when I got to the scene with the Tisroc and Rabadash, and there was no Ahoshta Tarkaan! He doesn't add much to the plot importance of the scene, of course, but the scene as originally written is one of the comic highlights of the Chronicles for me. I don't know if they were trying to tighten the timing or what, or make sure the action wasn't obscured by the fun, but I wish Ahoshta would have been there.But these are probably my only quibbles. Overall, it's a great adaptation that loses nothing of the adventure and excitement ¿ and thrilling spiritual parallels ¿ of the original story. For Narnia and the North!
jenreidreads on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This is the FOURTH book in the Chronicles of Narnia.I love that we get a whole volume of the Chronicles devoted to a story from the time when the Pevensies reigned in Cair Paravel. It doesn't seem to add much to the main timeline of the country of Narnia - Narnia doesn't need to be saved here, and Aslan doesn't play that prominent of a role - but the magic of the world comes through clearly.
CUViper on LibraryThing 29 days ago
This Narnia book is nice for not having too much of the four normal characters, but it's rather mostly from the perspective of the boy Shasta. It's a coming of age story of sorts, but I like that even his successes and courageous moments feel rather genuine. He does what he thinks is right, even though he's scared, and only later does he realize his own bravery from those moments.
MickyFine on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Within the timeline of the series, this book would occur during The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe between the end of the battle and the Pevensies return back through the wardrobe. Although Susan, Edmund, and Lucy all make brief appearances in this book, the story is really about Shasta and the Talking Horse he meets by chance and their adventures as they travel to Narnia.An enjoyable read, I appreciated how well and subtly Lewis includes the religious element of the story. The narrative is well-paced and there were many passages that made me smile with their subtle humour. The only complaint I have is the sexism that rears its head every once in a while.
the_awesome_opossum on LibraryThing 3 months ago
The Horse and His Boy is a strange divergence in the Chronicles of Narnia, because it hardly has anything else to do with the rest of the series. A young boy named Shasta runs away from home with his talking horse Bree, and they meet up with a girl named Aravis and her horse Hwin; all four set out for Narnia where they're certain life will be better. There was a lot of action (and inaction, with all of the monotonous travel), but less thought and poignancy than many of the other Narnia books have, and while I did enjoy Aslan, as I always do, I'm not sure how The Horse and His Boy fits into the series, or if there was a bigger point to it than just a children's adventure story