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The Little White Horse Paperback – December 31, 2001
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also, the movie partly based on this book, (and aptly renamed The Secret of Moonacre) is also a dreamy lovely thing! the plot has been altered somewhat, but it doesn't ruin anything, especially since they didn't take the original name of the book. why doesn't this happen anymore in modern cinema!! it would make everything so much easier, and help loving fans see it as a different version of their favorite characters and keep it separate from the book!
As Goudge's The Little White Horse opens, Maria Merryweather is travelling toward her destiny, though she does not yet know this. Suddenly an impoverished orphan, she is travelling to Moonacre Manor, the home of a mysterious relative, in the company of her caretaker Miss Heliotrope and her little dog Wiggins. The story of Maria's adventures is fanciful and charming and populated by magical characters living in an enchanted place. Maria learns that people and stories are usually more than first impressions suggest, that even virtuous people have faults and even wicked people have goodness, that one can learn from previous mistakes ?- one?s own and others? ?- and make a better decision next time. All problems are resolved at the end, all loose ends tied neatly. First published in 1946, the voice here hints at modern narrative awareness of itself, but Is never cynical.
A drawing of Moonacre Manor is here, and chapters are short enough to make this a great read-aloud novel.
NOTE: I was searching for a horse story as a birthday present for my daughter who adores all things horses. The little white horse has a very small, but pivotal role in the plot--unlike other classic and beloved horse stories like Walter Farley's "Black Stallion" or "Misty of Chincoteague" by Marguerite Henry.
Pair with the delightful movie, "Secret of Moonacre".
All the characters are endearing and there are lots of mysteries in this story. I read it several times and I think it's good to read it twice to see all the implications and to better understand each of the characters. There's also a lot of action in this book, dangers and strange creatures as well as humans that have gone throught a dangerous path and couldn't come back...
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I not read this before now?