Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Horse and His Boy

This fun story captures your attention from the start as poor Shasta meets Bree, a talking horse who has been captured, and they take off on an adventure together. The scenes are vivid as they flee away from those who abuse them. The conversations are hilarious and there is a great sense of humor throughout. Our kids really enjoyed this book as did we.

Though not a direct or obvious allegory like The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, there are definitely Christian elements throughout, particularly when Aslan appears and talks with those around him about their journeys. There are glimpses of "Christ" in how Aslan describes what he has done to guide the characters on their way. Each one also has a fault that he is not afraid to call out.

This was a great family read and it will likely be read again as our children get older. I recommend this book for an easy, fun read.

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