The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse

Book - 2011
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In 1842, newly orphaned Maria Merryweather, her governess, and dog go to live in the old and mysterious Manorhouse of Moonacre. There Maria encounters many queer but delightful people, as well as the Little White Horse and the wicked Black Men of the woods.
Publisher: Oxford :, Lion Children's,, 2011
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780745963433
0745963439
Characteristics: 286 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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Tabaqui
Oct 17, 2016

This was my favorite book (along with the Phantom Tollbooth) for years. I love the descriptive writing, and the older, English, almost timeless feel that the author evokes. In some ways, this reminds me of the Secret Garden, with the old mansion and the lost treasure, and the overall feel. More for girls than boys, mainly because of the slight romance and female protagonist. Love it!

JCLKatieS Feb 24, 2016

It took me a while to get into this story, mainly because of the proper English writing style, but by the end I was enchanted with it! There is a strong religious presence that focuses on being good and nice instead of attending church that might be hard to swallow. This is definitely for older children and might be interesting as a read-aloud.

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Forevermore8
Feb 11, 2013

@_Abi_ they did, it's called "The Secret of Moonacre"

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forever_ice17
Jan 27, 2013

One of my favourite books.

rowanquincy Dec 08, 2011

A magical book. Enjoyed it immensely and plan to read it again in the future.

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_Abi_
Nov 14, 2011

a VERY intreaging book. they should make a movie about it.

neko Feb 04, 2011

The film the Secret of Moonacre is based on this book. Published in 1946 it's a great story that everyone can enjoy.

debwalker Nov 26, 2010

J.K. Rowling's Favourite book as a child
The Little White Horse
By Elizabeth Goudge

"Goudge was the only one whose influence I was conscious of. She always described exactly what the children were eating, and I really liked knowing what they had in their sandwiches."

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Tabaqui
Oct 17, 2016

Tabaqui thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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