Across Five Aprils - Study Guide
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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!
Follow the story in: #1 The Magician's Nephew #2 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe #4 Prince Caspian #5 Voyage of the Dawn Treader #6 The Silver Chair #7 The Last Battle
About the Author: Learn about C.S. Lewis.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Synonym, imagery, foreshadow, proverbs, antonym, characterization, metaphor, syntax, aside, in context, hyperbole, simile, onomatopoeia, imagery, cause and effect, paraphrase, homonym, allegory, epilogue, comic relief, personification, quest, dynamic vs. static, theme, conflict, allusion, parallel, structure.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Anger, pride, do our best, despair, hope, God's protection, selfishness, perseverance, mercy.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Narnia series, field trip, writing, map, journal, abuse, discussion, drama, art.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis.
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