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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse (Puffin books-no125) [Illustrated] [Unknown Binding]

Ursula Moray Williams
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Unknown Binding: 171 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (1959)
  • Language: English
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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ONE DAY UNCLE PEDER made a little wooden horse. Read the first page
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great classic 9 Oct 2011
By davey w
I bought this book as I remember it when I was a young child
My teacher read my class this book one chapter each day just before
Home time.
I was only 8 or 9 at the time & all the kids loved this book
The story was so good it stayed with me all this time.
I bought my own copy years later but lost it.
My copy was in paperback format but this latest copy is a hardback
It's well worth the money & all kids from 5 to older teenagers
Would love this book.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone
It's also an ideal birthday or Christmas gift.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a mum 12 Dec 2006
By A mum
My daughter loved this story when I read it to her at bedtime when she was 5-6 and she returns to it nostalgically from time to time though she is now nearly 11 and reading all sorts of more grown up books. This a beautiful edition I bought her as a keepsake as our old paperback was getting tatty - well worth it. Ditto Gobbolino!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best children's books ever written 6 Dec 2011
This is one of the books I remember from my own childhood in the most vivid detail. I couldn't wait for my own kids to be old enough for me to read it to them - but when I was ready shock horror it was out of print. I pre-ordered this edition as soon as I saw it coming and was absolutely delighted - it's gorgeously done - a lovely bit of publishing. A high quality hardback, with a lovely cloth cover and metallic detail - a bit like Dangerous Book for Boys etc. Just super.

And the story is every bit as I remembered it. I've read it to my bright 5-year-olds and they were begging for more at the end of each chapter. I'd say the age range is from 5 (if you read to them) up to 10+ when children will hopefully be able to read for themselves. The storytelling is for me flawless - beautifully told, lovely use of language, engaging, full of suspense (of the kind children can handle easily).

Can't rate it highly enough. I've so far bought about 15 copies myself for presents etc as I think every child in the world should have a copy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful memories 1 Oct 2008
My mother read this book to my sister and I when we were children and I can't wait to explore it again. This book should be read by children the world over. A lovely heart warming classic.x.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this great book to your Year 2 class. 14 April 2012
By Jill61
Do not be put off by the old-fashioned look of the book. This is one of the best books for children ever written. The language is of its time but easily understood by six and seven year olds. The children will take the little horse to their heart and will feel all the emotions that good literature can evoke. This book will lead to a lifetime of enjoying stories - you may even be inspiring a future English professor by reading this book!
The little wooden horse is a reluctant hero who is on a quest. As in all of the best quest stories, he faces many sore trials. As he faces each one, his character develops so that by the end of the book, he is no longer a shy and quiet little fellow, but a brave and confident chap with good friends in many places. This book teaches us to not be scared of the world and to know what is the most precious thing in our lives - to love and be loved in return.
I can't recommend it highly enough!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A magical return to childhood....... 27 Dec 2001
By A Customer
I first read this book almost 25 years ago and the magic is still there. The marvelous story of the little wooden horse who wants nothing more than to return to his beloved Uncle Peder is so enchanting and heartwarming that you cannot fail to be touched by its childhood innocence. A wonderful, uplifting read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Wooden Horse 29 Oct 2011
I am delighted with my purchase. The book is in great condition, as described. I am currently reading this story to my class and am enjoying it as much as they are!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is one of the best War Books! 15 Aug 1999
By A Customer
After reading Paul Brickhill's book,"The Great Escape"I decided to read this book.It is exciting and brilliant.So anyone who is into war books,should read this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tunnel Vision!

‘The Wooden Horse’ (1949) is an enthralling and ingenious Second World War prisoner of war escape story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Barty Literati
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyment
Because it is a lovely story, the book arrived quickly and it was reasonably priced. I am very satisfied with it.
Published 18 months ago by E. Ronald
3.0 out of 5 stars A little more wooden than remembered
We enjoyed Gobbolino the Witch's cat by the same author and I remember this book from my primary school. Read more
Published 19 months ago by MRS V K WHISH
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I read this book when I was a child and wanted to share it with my 8yr old son. We are half way through reading it and he loves it.
Published 21 months ago by ChicketyBoo
5.0 out of 5 stars A story for all ages
I live in Australia and borrowed this book many times from the local library as a child, but couldnt get a copy for myself. Read more
Published on 28 April 2012 by Essobesso
4.0 out of 5 stars Childhood revisited
I had this book as a child and read and reread it many times. I'm enjoying sharing the plucky persistence of the little wooden horse with my own children now. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2012 by Stella
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Wooden Horse-a classic
The Adventures of the little wooden horse was a favourite of mine as a rocking horse less child..I longed for a real rocking horse, fiery and ferocious, and the little barrel... Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2011 by Oakleaf
5.0 out of 5 stars Completing the circle
As I child in the '70s I was enthralled by Stolen Journey, by Oliver Philpott, the third man in the wooden horse escape, so I dont know why it took so long to catch up with the... Read more
Published on 25 July 2011 by Paul in Redditch
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read.
Thanks to the film, most people think they know about The Great Escape. This is another of those true stories from the very same prisoner of war camp, Stallag Luft 3. Read more
Published on 10 Aug 2010 by Mr. A. Moore
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