The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse : Filmed as The Secret of Moonacre

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The Little White Horse is a long-standing childhood classic. It is now a major motion picture, The Secret of Moonacre, featuring an all-star cast including Dakota Blue Richards (The Golden Compass), Ioan Gruffudd (The Fantastic Four), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show, Solaris) and Juliet Stevenson (Bend it Like Beckham), helmed by the award-winning Hungarian director Gabor Csupo (The Bridge to Terabitha). This edition of The Little White Horse celebrates the release of the motion picture with 8 pages of colour stills taken from the film. When Maria Merryweather arrives in Moonacre, she is fascinated by the mysterious story of the long-lost Moon Princess and the magical little white horse. Before long she finds herself involved with an ancient feud, which she is determined to solve. And she usually gets her own more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 8pp b/w plate section
  • 0745961185
  • 9780745961187
  • 496,507

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""The Little White Horse" was my favorite childhood book. I absolutely adored it. It had a cracking plot. It was scary and romantic in parts and had a feisty heroine." " --J. K. Rowling"show more

About Elizabeth Goudge

ELIZABETH GOUDGE was a popular adult novelist who also wrote a number of well-loved children's fantasies. She was awarded the Libary Association's Carnegie Medal for The LIttle White Horse in more

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9,425 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 44% (4,178)
4 30% (2,825)
3 19% (1,774)
2 5% (477)
1 2% (171)

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Maria Merrywealther had, for all her young life, always lived in London. She was a London lady born and bread and she loved her London home that overlooked London square. It was here that she had her only friend, a boy with a feather in his hat named Robin, but according to Miss Heliotrope he only imaginary. Upon the death of her long absent father Maria became an orphan, and so her governess Mrs Heliotrope, Wiggins and herself were to leave London and move to the unrefined and ill-comforted country to a place called Moonacre to live with her last remaining relative, her cousin Sir Benjamin. But what Maria finds at Moonacre is not at all what she expected, the country is a beautiful and enchanting place to live and its people are so nice that Maria finds that she instantly loves them all. But there is a darkness hanging over Moonacre and nothing is what it seems, especially not a little white horse and a large dark dog. The Little White Horse is a symbol for purity and it is exactly Maria's pure heart and bravery that drives this classic story of morality, friendship and love. The wrongs of the past must be healed before those in the present are truly to be happy, and only through the actions of one girl can peace be found at last. Although set in the past it is a sweet and timeless story that has been enjoyed for generations, and will continue to bring joy for generations to more
by Larissa McGrath
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