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I think that just after the war Elizabeth Goudge wanted to say — wanted to believe — that the world could be a better and happier place, that everything could be alright again. I’d ltitle liked more of a sense of risk, and for things to come a bit less easily.

Full review taken from here: One did not hurry in the country. The Little White Horse First edition. I was surprised when, more or less grown up, I found an excellent hardback copy gudge blue cover, silver lettering — in a junk shop, and realised that it was not about Littlf, needlework, curiously leonine dogs or even ponies, but a rare subject in a children’s book, or indeed in any literature: There might, of course, be another reason.

And if they love it? That approach missed the point: But to its first young readers in —British children for whom displacement, evacuation, and, in many cases, losing a parent, would have been all too real—the very strangeness may have seemed depressingly familiar.


I personally, never liked the Old Parson much, but as I love all wbite other characters I am willing to forgive him. A member of the Bruderhof, she graduated from Siena College inand spent a year as junior fellow at First Things.

By the third paragraph, I knew that I would love it. If you’re looking for a nice little book with a happily-ever-after feel, this is a great choice.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. OH, and Maria [Sue] keeps going through all the book’s events “with a beating heart.

This is a book that revels, without shame, in the star-dusted dreams of young girls. It suggests that these opposites attract, and yet are prone to misunderstandings which cause suffering. When you do marry, who will you marry?

I elizaberh never heard of this classic English book until a friend said it was the favourite book of her childhood. The opening employs the tropes of a gothic novel: Everyone should read it. Other than than their main crime seems to be poaching rabbits, which is pretty friggin’ anticlimactic for the Dark Men who live in the Black Castle in the mysterious and frightening pine woods.

I find that just unacceptable.

Gross hide spoiler whitf. She is sent to the Moonacre Manor somewhere in the west of England, accompanied by her governess Miss Heliotrope and dog Wiggins.

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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”. Apr 25, Jane rated it really liked it. Mar 30, Kemaria rated it it was amazing Shelves: But the ending is also tinged with sadness.


The antagonist too are portrayed as pseudo evil. Long family feuds that threaten to wreck everything unless someone very brave acts quickly with a clear head and great courage?

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

I almost forgot about reality reading it! Children, whose understanding of the world has not yet hardened into rationalist categories, are more likely to receive such glimpses, and less likely to explain them away. A new-fashioned story that is as wonderful as the best fairy tales. Rowling has stated that this book was her favorite as a child, and it’s guodge to see why. The autumn song of the robin could let you in, or a shower of rain or a hobby-horse lying on a green lawn.

Man, I see why Goudge set the story in instead of a century later, when it was actually written. Possible inspirations could be similarity to the Gryffindor rooms in the tower; very like Marias room was warm and gouge, made perfectly for her.

Goudge won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Associationrecognising the year’s best children’s book by a British subject. The Little White Horse is a little fairytale, really.