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The adult reader will be as charmed with The Little White Horse as the child reader is, although the novel is clearly written with child readers in mind: But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort—a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it—and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Little White Horse 42 38 May 01, Pride, mischief and obstinancy are the besetting sins, and the young heroine Maria has to undo several generations of misunderstanding in order to bring peace and happiness to Moonacre.

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge: a fairytale of middle-aged love

Do you like adventure? People speak of escaping into a fantasy world, but it would be more true to say that fairies and goblins, unicorns, and noble dogs that goduge be lions escaped from the litte of the books I read into my world. But the ending is also tinged with sadness. She is routinely rewarded for not asking questions or going exploring on her own by being handed the piece of information she was waiting for in the next scene.


They manage this with the help of several unusually intelligent animals, including a very large dog, a lazy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, an elderly pony, a majestic cat and a wise hare.

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Perhaps this is why rereading it now feels like an act of Platonic recollection. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Why don’t you want me to marry that London boy? Just messing with you. Rowling a little while back and she yorse this as her favourite book growing up and glowingly praised it.

Walter Hodges Anne Yvonne Gilbert It is a very enchanting book, however. Such moments leave the mortal viewer with the sharp pain of longing, what the Romantics called Sehnsuchtand C. It can be a bit Do you like adventure? Such exalted moments are few in the novel. Littke it just didn’t make sense to me.

When Maria suddenly becomes orphaned at thirteen, she and her governess Miss Heliotrope move to Maria’s last living relative – Sir Benjamen of Moonacre Manor. Lists with This Book.

There is a history in this new place and the residents elizabeht the castle and nearby village all seem to have secrets that need sorting out in order to put right the mistakes of the past.

Apr 25, Jane rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages.

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

Definitely not a black lion the colour theme is very deliberate but they did change a lot for the movie so it wouldn’t surprise me. It is a world anyone would want to live in. I hadn’t yet given up the ghost on religious credulosity and I would’ve been won over by penetrating silver eyes and the detailed descriptions of a too-good-to-be-true setting that smacks of fairy.


So those of you with little girls or who know little girls who like reading Little Women, A Little Princess, etc. The curtains had not been drawn across the windows, and through them she could see the stars. Night was falling whife arrived, and they were all enchanted by the sight of a moonlit castle set in a beautiful and expansive grounds. Things fell into place a little too easily, and in the end everything was tied up rather too neatly, with happy-ever-afters for all.

The winding paths through the nearby woods—the paths I actually walked, the landscape of my own childhood—promised all sorts of possibilities.

Hey, GR just “suggested” it to me! But not everything is as happy as it seems – something evil lurks in the dark woods north of Moonacre Ma When Maria suddenly becomes orphaned at thirteen, she and her governess Miss Heliotrope move to Maria’s last living relative – Sir Benjamen of Moonacre Manor.

A fast-paced whlte that doesn’t take much time to reflect on what is happening in it. By the third paragraph, I knew that I would love ellzabeth. Dec 09, Benjamin Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: My inner child loved this book.

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