The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When orphaned Maria Merryweather comes there to stay, 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. This ...
The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When orphaned Maria Merryweather comes there to stay, 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. This edition of "The Little White Horse" coincides with the release of the motion picture, "The Secret of Moonacre", and is designed as a luxurious collectors edition for lovers of the original text. This reset edition is presented in a linen bound slipcase with the 4 original colour plates and line drawings as printed in the first edition.
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A book for the young and the young at heart. Very well written as expected from Elizabeth Goudge. It leads the reader in unexpected directions all through the story, making it hard to put down. It has the traditional happy ending, but again not quite as expected. It is a story for early teens rather than little children, although enjoyable for all ages.
Jan 20, 2011
I saw the movie "The Secret of Moonacre"
and thought I would like the book that it
was based on. Though the movie was good,
the book beats it hands down. It is an
enchanting story about a young girl who
moves to new and strange home. I would
recommend it to anyone who loves a good
book for children and grandchildren. (and
Mar 10, 2009
Exquisite - a delight at any age
This fanciful tale is cunningly wrought, alive with mysteries that draw one along - but not in any hurry, for every page is so full of appeal, so satisfying, that they must be savored (and it's not a very long book.)
The characters are vivid and lovable, the beasts are fabulous, wise, and infinitely dependable - our heroine's safety rests on them. The enchanting valley where they all live, Maria's new home to explore, is painted in clear bright colors.
I'm glad to learn that there's a movie - not because I think it's likely to be done justice, but because it''ll lead more readers to this too-little-known treasure
Apr 3, 2007
A can't put it down book!
I remember reading this as a much younger child and have again recently read it. You can't help loving Maria for all that she has tiny feet, which Maria does admire too much. (I'm just jealous). Her imagination formed a boy called Robin to be her playmate, while lonely in London. Now recently orphaned and on her way to the West Country to stay with her 2nd cousin, she has no idea of the adventures that will come her way, nor of the unlikely friends she will gaiin. One nice thing is that Maria will again meet Robin!
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