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"I absolutely adored The Little White Horse."--J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter seriesWinner of the Carnegie MedalWhen orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she's entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort--a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it--and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. But what can one solitary girl do?
In 1842, thirteen-year-old orphan Maria Merryweather arrives at her ancestral home in an enchanted village in England's West Country, where she discovers it is her destiny to right the wrongs of her ancestors and end an ancient feud.
Number of Pages: 238
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Genealogy, Magic
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: Teen
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Street Date: December 1, 2001
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-3452
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Watch the movie (The Secret of Moonacre)!!!
4 out of 5 stars
2girlsandcounting2014 — 3 years ago
I read the book only because I am in love with the movie "The Secret of Moonacre", which is based off of this book. This is the only time I can actually say that the movie is better than the book. The writing is beautiful in the book, very old fashioned and very descriptive but beautiful. I definite...see moreof the reviewer's review