Horse and His Boy, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 5-7

Setting: Imaginative

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 60 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7-8 weeks



The horse, Bree, and his boy, Shasta are fleeing their slavery, heading north to Narnia and freedom. Along the way, they join the horse, Hwin, and her girl, Aravis, who is fleeing an arranged marriage. Together they ride north across the desert. Meanwhile, the vengeful Calormene prince Rabadash determines to destroy Archenland and invade Narnia to capture Queen Susan and make her his bride.
When Shasta and Aravis discover his plan they must warn Archenland in time, or all is lost. Their journey to "Narnia and the North" involves difficult and dangerous situations, through which they come to realize that they are being guided by none other than Aslan himself! The surprise that awaits Shasta at the end of his journey is more than he ever dreamed of!

Find the full series:  The Chronicles of Narnia
Book 3 in The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.

Progeny Press' The Horse and His Boy Language Arts PDF curriculum provides your Middle School grade student with:

About the Author: Uncover the life and literary works of C.S. Lewis.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to improve recollection and understanding.
Literary Techniques: Journey through C.S. Lewis' narrative worlds, where every word is meticulously crafted to evoke imagery, foreshadow events, convey profound truths through allegory, and breathe life into unforgettable characters. Explore the symphony of language, from the thunderous echoes of hyperbole to the delicate whispers of simile and onomatopoeia. Navigate the intricate web of cause and effect, unravel the threads of parallelism, and decipher the underlying structure that binds each story together.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Extract valuable lessons and character values. Examine themes of anger management, pride's pitfalls, giving our best efforts, coping with despair, fostering hope, seeking God's protection, overcoming selfishness, embodying perseverance, and extending mercy.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Dive into the Narnia series, organize captivating field trips, immerse yourself in expressive writing exercises, chart adventures through intricate mapping, capture reflections in personal journals, delve into profound discussions on themes like abuse, breathe life into dramatic interpretations, and unleash artistic expressions. These endeavors not only deepen understanding but also amplify engagement with the material.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list featuring more works by C.S. Lewis and other authors. Discover books that complement or share similarities with The Horse and His Boy, offering a broader perspective on themes and experiences found in the novel.

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