The Horse and His Boy by C. S. LewisThe Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy

byC. S. LewisIllustratorPauline Baynes

Paperback | March 5, 2002

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A mass-market paperback edition of The Horse and His Boy, book three in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, featuring cover art by Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white interior artwork by the original illustrator of Narnia, 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.

The Horse and His Boy is the third book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land where horses talk and destiny awaits for over sixty years. This is a novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to explore more of Narnia, read Prince Caspian, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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 Univer...
Title:The Horse and His BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.51 inPublished:March 5, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064471063

ISBN - 13:9780064471060

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Old Classic This book is great, it is a wonderful classic to read to young children and appeals to all ages.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Adventure in Narnia A wonderful series for kids / young adults / or those who are kids at heart.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from simply wonderful one of the many truly magical adventures in narnia
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Horse and His Boy Another story of Narnia that reveals more about the magical land.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a dream This novel is the gift of a beautiful childhood dream come alive. Such a wonderful experience of emotions and ideas this series gives to the young mind.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! I love C. S. Lewis and all his books, but the Horse and His Boy is probably one of my favourite books. The story is amazing and most certainly worth reading!
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite This has always been one of my favorite books from the Narnia series - it's the adventure-filled journey of a boy and a talking horse that takes place in a land connected to Narnia.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good I got this book for my son so he can practice his long term memory. We read a chapter a night and started with this one in the Narnia's serie's because my son love horses. It was a great story and he greatly enjoyed it but had some trouble with some of the vocabulary (not always easy and same goes for the places and caracter names).
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of favorites This is a book that takes place within The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The tale is originally mentioned in one of the later books in the Narnia series and C.S. Lewis came back and wrote it later. I absolutely love this story. It's different and feels amazing. One on my favorites in the entire series.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another side of the story Seeing Narnia at another vantage point, a story of life during High King Peters reign.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Underrated A great series with a brilliant writing style and unique storyline!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Series This is a whole different type of magical world and I loved this series so much as a child. I still love it today too.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect This series has an amazing plot with endearing characters that are definitely better than the movies!
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book!! Another wonderful Narnia adventure, great story and journery
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Horse and His Boy I like Narnia adventures they are always exciting and interesting
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!! Out of all the Narnia books I have read this is my absolute favourite. It was exciting and captivating, I couldn't put it down until I had finished.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite Narnia story! I loved these books when I was young and they are still a great read for an adult!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super duper great Another lovely adventure..What an imagination this author had. It sticks with you for life!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique adventure This is an exciting story which seems very unique compared to the other Chronicles of Narnia books.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Didn't enjoy this one AS much, but still good! This book was a bit more confusing and I didn't feel the allure of it, as I felt it with the first two, but I still did enjoy it.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great part to the series. Absolutely love this book series and this one is no exception.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of My Favourites I can't really pinpoint what it is but I enjoyed this book more than the ones in the main series. It's interesting to see a snapshot of what life was like in Narnia between the events of book two and four and from the perspective of a Telmarine, the race of people who were portrayed as the enemy in Prince Caspian. It didn't read as smoothly as the others, but there was just something about the plot that made me want to read more.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This was probably the most confusing book I read in the series, but still amazing.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best My favourite in the Narnia series.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant This book is my favourite out of all the Narnia books. I just love the relationship between the two characters. #PlumReview
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical Another wonderful volume in the series
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood story! Love this stories, can read them over and over again!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay read Read this since it was part of the series but didn't find it as good as the first two. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Probably the least-known of the Chronicles of Narnia, but an amazing, redemptive story.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic Probably the least-known of the Chronicles of Narnia, but an amazing, redemptive story.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it #plumrewards. Definitely my least favorite in C. W. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia series.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Horse and His Boy This one had a slower start than other Narnia books and when I read it as a kid, I couldn't finish it because I was so bored. But when I returned to it years later, I found I loved it. The adventure is wonderful and gives a beautiful sense of more of the landscape surrounding Narnia. We get to enter Calormen and Archenland that other books talk about and see what these comments refer to. I love it!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weakest in the Series Probably the weakest novel in the series. The characters and story aren't nearly as interesting as the other books. Still a solid story overall, but definitely lacking what made the other books great.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The horse and his boy One of my favorite books in this series. I love the charicters and thier persinalites! I defeitly recemend it, but make sure you read the other books in the series first to enjoy it to its full potential
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love this book
Date published: 2014-02-20
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 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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