Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Book Review- The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse
For the Hard Core Re-Reading Challenge I re-read Elizabeth Goudge's children's novel The Little White Horse.
Synopsis from Goodreads: When orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she’s entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. 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. But what can one solitary girl do?A new-fashioned story that is as wonderful as the best fairy tales.
I remember this book only slightly from my childhood and by slightly I mean I remembered there was a white horse so actually not really at all. It was exciting though to experience it like it was the first time. The characters are charming and the writing was beautifully whimsical. I think lovers of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia would enjoy this book as it's a similar writing style.
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  1. Did you know that this was one of J K Rowlings favourite books as a child?

  2. I have seen the movie that was based off this book (the movie is called 'The Secret of Moonacre') and I really, really, REALLY want to read the book!!


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