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The Horse and His Boy

by C. S. Lewis

HarperCollins | January 2, 2008 | Trade Paperback

The Horse and His Boy is rated 3.8571 out of 5 by 7.

A beautiful paperback edition of The Horse and His Boy, book three in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, featuring cover art by three time Caldecott-winning artist David Wiesner and black-and-white illustrations by the series' original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

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.

Join a wild gallop for freedom in The Horse and His Boy, the third book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to return to Narnia, read Prince Caspian, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages

Published: January 2, 2008

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006440501X

ISBN - 13: 9780064405010

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Disappointment from Lewis Distinguished author C.S. Lewis was under much scrutiny as Missamanda's eyes explored the story called A Horse and his Boy. She had always been enchanted by Narnian stories like "The Magician's Nephew", "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", and "Prince Caspian" but to her disappointment, her opinion of this popular author began to change when she discovered that this new story was built on a foundation of terrible grammar. The storyline seemed very bland and simple, suitable for a grade 5 reading study. The characters were relatable, and their emotions and feelings were usually quite descriptive, but the surroundings, and characters' physical appearances were poorly decribed, making some scenes less vivid. The book's spotty grammar proved to be a distraction when the flow of the story was put on hold in order to try and make sense of a strange run-on sentence. "A Horse and his Boy" was a disappointment to poor Missamanda, and now she will never read another C.S. Lewis book as long as she lives. A word from the critic: Although the points I made here are true about this book, I wrote this review to excercise my writing, grammar, and punctuation skills and to have fun with a new style of review-writing. The third person perspective and slight humor was something fun, and I want readers to look beyond the point of this review and more at the way it's written in terms of writing skill. I recently discovered that i like to write, so now I'm practicing! :)
Date published: 2009-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked the story, but it seem irrelevent for Narnia I started reading this book a long time ago(when I was about 7) I got through about about 6 chapters before I gave up. Now I have finished it, and I like the story, I loved the characters. I just think that it is irrelevent in the Narnia series, it doesn't really need to be there. So I'm wondering why it's even there?.....If this wasn't in a whole series of books, I would say it was a really good story, but since it is in a series, I can't say that it is amazing
Date published: 2009-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The horse and his boy This book is a very good book. Its a book so good that I haven't read anything like it before. I recommend this book to any person who loves fantacy books. Its about a boy named Shasta that belongs to a fisherman as his slave. Then a tarkenn comes and wants to buy Shasta but when shasta learn that he gose to a horse that can talk and its from Narnia. They both make their way to narnia but run into lots of obstical and lots of dangers. I love this book so much that I read it in 1 week and am on the 4th book and half way through it , it truly is an amazing book and series. Hope you read it.
Date published: 2008-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bit boring This was a bit boring compared to the first 2 books but has a great story.
Date published: 2007-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great 3rd book! I love it. This book is what got me on the Narnia books boat. It is that great!
Date published: 2006-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My current favourite! This is a great book for kids and adults alike. It's an adventurous story laced with the elements of fantasy characteristic of Narnia stories. C.S. Lewis is a brilliant story-teller, weaving issues of faith into a riveting story line told in a captivating voice. The book is a great part of the Narnia series, but stands well on its own. This is a great weekend-escape book or book report project for any age.
Date published: 2001-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adventure for all Ages This novel introduces Bree the Horse and his rider, Shasta. THHB is one novel out of a series of 7 making up the Chronicles of Narnia. Aslan the great Lion, returns for a while in this novel and gives advice and reasoning through this book. Shasta learns a great deal about growing up and taking responsibility. A great novel for young and old alike.
Date published: 1999-09-09

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The Horse and His Boy

The Horse and His Boy

by C. S. Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages

Published: January 2, 2008

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006440501X

ISBN - 13: 9780064405010

About the Book

Our hardcover and paperback digest editions of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA are now graced with new jacket and cover art by 2-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner.

From the Publisher

A beautiful paperback edition of The Horse and His Boy, book three in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, featuring cover art by three time Caldecott-winning artist David Wiesner and black-and-white illustrations by the series' original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

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.

Join a wild gallop for freedom in The Horse and His Boy, the third book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to return to Narnia, read Prince Caspian, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

From the Jacket

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

About the Author

An orphaned boy and a kidnapped horse gallop for Narnia . . . and freedom.

From Our Editors

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

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12