The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
(Harper Trophy, 2000, 240 pages)
This is how Adelaide summarizes The Horse and His Boy, the next in the Narnian chronicles. There are some spoilers here, so be warned:
“It’s about Narnia and Shasta. Shasta’s father, King Luna, one of his knights ran away cos he was evil and he stole Cor. One of his other knights got Prince Cor and sailed him safely away in a little boat.
“I like when Prince Cor and – what’s her name again? – Aravis got married. The characters are Aravis, Bree, Hwin, and Cor (or Shasta). I like the war between the Narnians and Rabadash and his two hundred horses. I like when Aravis and her friend meet again. Aslan scratched Aravis’ back. Aslan was with Shasta, and Aslan told Shasta his story, and Aslan said ‘I was the same lion every time.’ (There were lions throughout the book, and Aslan was every one. He was the one that attacked them and scratched Aravis’ back.)
“You should read it because it’s good. It’s an exciting book, not boring.”