The Little White Horse
When orphan Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she's come home. Her new guardian is kind and funny, and everyone there is like an old friend. But beneath the beauty and comfort lies a tragedy. Maria is determined to find out about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy... show more
When orphan Maria arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she's come home. Her new guardian is kind and funny, and everyone there is like an old friend. But beneath the beauty and comfort lies a tragedy. Maria is determined to find out about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. This new-fashioned story is just as satisfying and memorable as your favorite fairy tale. "The theme is as old as the fairy tales, and it is written with a haunting beauty of wording and atmosphere . . . A book to cherish, to read again and again and again." (The Saturday Review )
Publish date: December 31st 2001
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
- La propreté du corps est parente de la propreté de l'âme, n'est-ce pas Maria, plaisanta-t-il.
Maria Merryweather ha tredici anni quando, rimasta orfana, si trasferisce a Moonacre Manor, ospite di un ricco, eccentrico cugino. L'antica dimora si rivela colma di mistero e di segreti e Maria scopre ben presto di essere predestinata a salvarla dalla scomparsa, riscattando le colpe dei suoi antena...
A story set in Victorian England with an orphan who moves to her uncles house. Her uncle is a man who is deeply involved in the local myths and legends and accepts them without question. Many years ago there was a conflict between his ancestors and the ancestors of the Dark Men and this has continu...
A little too sweet for my taste, but I can see why a young girl like J.K. Rowling would have liked it, and I can also see its influences in the Harry Potter books, particularly in the vivid description.
There are some beautiful aspects of this story, especially the descriptions -- nature, food, clothing -- there's a richness to them that is very appealing. And the characters were interesting, although I can't say I *loved* any of them.But the didactic elements! Man, I see why Goudge set the story i...