18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 20 October 2003
Devotees of Elizabeth Goudge will love the book, which was new to me and may appeal more to the nostalgic sixty-something rather than the child of today. Think of the Famous Five meeting the fairies at the bottom of the garden! - this delightful story, interwoven with Elizabeth Goudge's typically lyrical descriptions of the West Country, tells how four children, two dogs and a recalcitrant donkey get entangled with smugglers and the little people, and turn evil to good.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 November 2011
This is a book which i first read in my very early teens - probably about 11 years old.I bought it for a friend's daughter,and am glad to say that she has enjoyed reading it,and is ready to read more.A delighful story,written by a wonderful story-teller.
This is one of the less-known children's books by Elizabeth Goudge. It's rather fun, involving children, dogs and smugglers, and younger readers who love adventure stories and can read alone will like this I'm sure. Cover rather "hollywood style", but then this is an old copy and I believe the book may be out of print now.