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The Little White Horse Paperback – December 31, 2001
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Newly orphaned Maria Merryweather is being sent from London to Moonacre Manor, the castle-like home of her uncle, Benjamin Merryweather. Initially Maria and her devoted governess Miss Heliotrope expect the place to be cold and uncomfortable -- but Maria is delighted to see an enchanted, silvery landscape, and the brief vision of a white horse running past. She fits quickly into the slightly strange, almost idyllic surroundings -- despite the fact that no woman has come to Moonacre Manor in twenty years. But Sir Benjamin seems very pleasant -- as does the huge, unusual dog Wrolf.
Maria is enchanted both by the beautiful natural surroundings and the neighboring village of Silverydew. But she begins to sense that something is wrong: her uncle is unhappy about something and won't talk about the briefly-seen white horse. Her childhood invisible friend Robin returns to her -- and the inhabitants of Silverydew know him. Beautiful items are laid out in her tiny, luxurious room -- with the initials L.M. And strange dark figures are creeping through the woods near the sea. Maria soon finds out about a long-lasting story of magic, sadness, greed and darkness that has haunted her family for generations, and is determined to set it right.
Goudge was evidently one of the few authors who can effectively blur the line between reality and dreaminess. Some sections of her prose are almost intoxicating; she never held back from describing surroundings and items lushly.Read more ›
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I came across this by accident. A nice children's story of a modern fairytale variety. Worth the look and I think kids will enjoy it.Published 1 hour ago by PSBarger
Meh. Ok but a bit cheesy.
I guess J.K. Rowling loved this book but I found it a bit dull and predictable.
This my 4th copy of this book as my copies seem to walk away with the children in my life. A lovely tale, and still one or my favorite books.Published 2 months ago by Andrew Meyer
This was one of my favorite books growing up, and it remains one of my favorites. A slightly modernized (if you want to call the Victorian era modern) fairy tale, one set in a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Systlin
One of the BEST books of ALL time! Esp. if you listen to it with your children - the version read BY Elizabeth Gouge! Read morePublished 3 months ago by P. D. Spiegel
Nostalgia! Written with so much fantasy, very detailed: you feel like you are in the story yourself. They do not write books like this one anymore...Published 3 months ago by Thierry Verbiest
The very best children's books are not just for children, and I've just been blessed to have read one of the finest books I've ever read.Published 3 months ago by Suzanne Tietjen