The Little White Horse Paperback – 1 Dec 2001
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""The Little White Horse" was my favorite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine." "--"J. K. Rowling --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The Little White Horse
"For a fleeting instant Maria thought she saw a little white horse with a flowing mane and tail, head raised, poised, halted in mid-flight, as though it had seen her and was glad."
The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When Maria Merryweather comes there on a visit she finds herself involved with an ancient feud. She is determined to restore peace and happiness to the whole of Moonacre Valley. And Maria usually gets her own way* ?
"The Little White Horse was my favourite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine." - J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, writing in The Bookseller.
Suitable for: Children aged 9+
ELIZABETH GOUDGE was a popular adult novelist who also wrote a number of well-loved children's fantasies. She was awarded the Libary Association's Carnegie Medal for The Little White Horse in 1946. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Yes it is outdated in terms of todays literature, but I love it because it captures my imagination and takes me away to a simple , uncluttered way of life. It is a story where children not only learn values, but are valued!!
Marmaduke Scarlet's tea parties sound fantastic, and I love the descriptions of the rooms and the characters come to life, with all their quirks and foibles. Elizabeth Goudge has a skill for telling stories with meanings on many levels , and this should not be written off as just a childrens story.
Everything about this novel is perfection. Maria's bedroom alone, with its tiny door and starry ceiling will keep any girl entranced, just as the comedy and adventure will enthral boys. Exciting, funny, vivid and romantic, this is the perfect read for any child of 8 and over. If you enjoy it, do also try Henrietta's House, which is "almost a fairytale", but slightly more grown-up.
The book will capture the hearts and minds of little girls, involving adventure, mystery, romance and courage. This book is of an old class of writing now sadly too often missing in children's authors of today.
Mothers can rest assured of a fantasy novel for there children that will capture their imagination with the gentlest grace.
Elizabeth Goudge is a fantastic author and her many adult books are also a must.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In some respects this is a book that suffers for having been written for children, because the symbolism and the mythology woven into the story are deeper and richer than the story... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mrs. Vivienne Tuffnell
I found this novel a bit boring and felt that the author should have been more sensitive about some of the terms used and these would impact on young minds
everything evil and... Read more
Read this book as a child and more recently saw it and put it on my kindle for old times sake. Loved it still. A great book.Published 7 months ago by Victoria
A beautiful edition of one of the most moving and magical stories ever written.
Children of all ages should read The Little White Horse. Read more
This is historical fiction for older children/younger teens, set in 1842. It's also of the genre known as ‘low fantasy’: set in the real world, with uncanny or mystical features... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sue