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Order by newest oldest recommendations. Loveday is a little too perfect but kept from being totally so by her past mistakes and present pride. Cassandra In the book there’s a tawny lion which they tell people is a dog so they aren’t scared. What she discovers is the elziabeth beautiful, magical and wonderfully described little kingdom.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. I feel bad for those who can’t appreciate this story because it’s old-fashioned or too religious, because they really missed out on an enriching experience. Each time you enter a room or meet a character or enjoy a littls it is explained in full; down to the colour of the napkins jorse the pattern of the curtains.

I do not recommend it other than to look at the pretty costumes and sets. I see here the same trope several other reviewers mentioned regarding Linnets and Valerians with commoner woman marrying a nobleman, Oh Horror! Elizabetn of the sweetest, most picturesque books I’ve ever read.

Book ratings by Goodreads. I was given the lovely Puffin edition when I was eight, but imagined myself just as grown up as year-old Maria, “considered plain, with her queer silvery-grey eyes that were so disconcertingly penetrating, her straight reddish hair and thin pale face with its distressing freckles”. Perhaps this is why rereading it now feels like an act of Platonic recollection.


The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

The estate, village, and vicinity are shrouded in mystery and magic; the “little white horse” is a unicorn. What a way to open a book and to introduce the main characters!

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wlizabeth A fast-paced book that doesn’t take much time to reflect on what is happening in it. I’d have liked more of a sense of risk, and for things to come a bit less easil Seventh book of the twenty-four hour readathon.

It wasn’t a bad book in the slightest. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. But it was on the shelves When they arrive by carriage in the middle of the night, they are enchanted by what they see: This was not an ethic; THIS was an agenda. My job will be done. She is granted fewer glimpses of what was so immediate before. Written in the ‘s by Elizabeth Goudge, you won’t find a modern horae anything like it.

I skipped to the last chapter, which litttle vomitously happy, as everyone finds their long-lost loves and gets married and have dozens quiver-fulls?

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All of the sentences are beautifully wrought, and the magical setting “Moonacre” is so lovingly described that the reader can perfectly imagine it. The life lessons of trust, getting along, and making peace were priceless. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Rowling mentioned that The Little White Horse was her favourite childhood book. I’ll take care not to reread anything else of this author’s.

I can see how, with a little tweaking, this would make a fantastic movie.

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Rowling, author of the Harry Potter stories, has said was her favorite as a child. It’s as contrived as an imitation of Jane Austen or the Brontes; it has the tone elizaneth diction of someone who is desperately trying to tell a fairy tale.

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Such moments leave the mortal viewer with the sharp pain of longing, what the Romantics called Sehnsuchtand C. She’s brave and level-headed with a strong sense of justice and duty, but there isn’t enough going on in her mind to really bring me to a deep connection with her. A completely adorable book from start to finish! Loveday is a little too A fast-paced book that doesn’t take much time to reflect on what is happening in it.

A sweet tale, and enjoyable enough to read, but so much of the story unnecessarily focuses on how important it is for women not to be curious. It is a fun adventure, set in a pure and innocent world where good overcomes evil, enemies reconcile and hope is restored. The little white horse by Elizabeth Goudge is a book that I have read once every year or two since I was The story is about a young hore who finds herself an orphan and moves from high-society London to her only surviving relative’ A sweet tale, and enjoyable enough to read, eliaabeth so much of the story unnecessarily focuses on how important it is for women not to be curious.

Mar 30, Kemaria rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. The story-line was well thought out and did not fall prey to “because I said it”-itis like so many YA books; and that was a great comfort.

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The film The Secret of Moonacre was entertaining enough for a litgle afternoon, with an endearingly twitchy performance by Juliet Stevenson as the indigestion-tormented governess, Miss Heliotrope. That pretty much did it for me. Children’s literature portal Fantasy portal.