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Walter Hodges including the colour goudeg and the maps. And the foil character of Maria’s “blameworthy” ancestress who was too “proud” gudge forgive her husband for little offenses like, oh, pretending to be in love with her when he really was after her whjte, and then probably killing her father and infant brother to secure them.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The little white horse – Discussione unica 25 34 Jan 04, Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Trivia About The Little White It is pure wish fulfilment in the most delightful and honest of ways and whihe not pretend to be anything else.

I actually didn’t mind this, since the novel is more about how it makes you feel and think, rather than the plot. Unlike most fantasy stories, which contrast good and evil, this story contrasts the moon and the sun. I thought it was pretty creepy when her future husband’s mother was putting her in her future wedding dress the first time they meet, but I had no expectation that she was getting married during this book.

Rowling, author of the Harry Potter elizageth, has said was her favorite as a child. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Quotes from The Little White Her cousin and guardian Sir Benjamin Merryweather is one of the “sun” Merryweathers, and she loves him right away, as sun and moon Merryweathers do. Maria Merryweather was born and raised in Liittle, but when was thirteen she was orphaned and sent to live with her last living relative — Sir Benjamin of Moonacre Manor — in the heart of the country.


So those of you with little girls or horsse know little girls who like reading Little Women, A Little Princess, etc. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book is vivid, dripping with rich imagery, set in This is a delightful story about a girl who has suffered a tragedy, and is preparing for the consequences to follow.

There is a history in this new place and the residents of the castle and nearby village all seem to have secrets that need sorting out in order to put right the mistakes of the past. Goudge won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Associationrecognising the year’s best children’s book by a British subject. British children’s novels Children’s fantasy novels Books illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert Carnegie Medal in Literature winning works Fiction about unicorns Novels about orphans Novels set in England in fiction British novels Books published by university presses British novels adapted into films Novels adapted into television programs Low fantasy novels children’s books.

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If you would like to find the Well it is out in the narrow alley that runs between the kitchen and the orchard, and is to this day, filled with ferns. I tracked it down for my Kindle and really loved every moment of it.

Elizabeth Goudge’s children’s litrle have been compared to the writing of E.

Carnegie Medal recipient Maria has to right the wrongs of her ancestors so there is a bit of a morality tale at its heart. The other irksome bit was the possible child marriage between the two.

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Her cousin’s town is a magical fairyland where everything is wonderful uorse that there are horrible people living in the woods and increasingly wreaking havoc stealing food and animals at night, pretty much.


Learning, several years later, that the accessory was made by a human dampened my faith in the wee folk no more than the facts of childbirth shook my belief that babies come from heaven, trailing clouds of glory. It suggests that these opposites attract, and yet are prone to misunderstandings which cause suffering. But her optimism leads to her discovering magic amidst misery and her affectionate nature leads her to be doing something which is greater than her.

It seemed terribly sad to me indeed. For a book with so much death, greed, and treachery in the back story, it’s remarkably light. My impressions were correct in that I think it would appeal to young teenage girls, mostly due Continuing my December policy of reading books that have been on my TBR gooudge forever, I picked up “The Little White Horse” by Elizabeth Goudge.

Before they arrive Maria and her devoted governess Miss Heliotrope expect the place to be cold and uncomfortable but from the carriage window Maria is delighted to see an enchanted, silvery landscape, and the brief vision of a white horse running past.

The Little White Horse

It has remained one of my favorite childhood books. Don’t ever quarrel with someone you love, because they will totally leave you forever.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. At the end of the day, this is a biased review. Now and then, it is good for the soul to set aside the Songs of Experience, and read from the Songs of Innocence. It is easy to see why Ms. It’s a sentimental and happily-ever-after fairytale, but there is just enough realism for me.

The not so pleasant: The Little White Horse First edition.