The Little White Horse

Written by Elizabeth Goudge

Key Stage 2 Classic Fiction Fantasy / Magical

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'I absolutely adored The Little White Horse' - J K Rowling.

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge is a timeless classic, a novel that has been a favourite of many a child since it was first published back in 1947, the year in which it won the prestigious Carnegie Award. It is also much loved by J.K. Rowling. It is the story of Maria Merryweather, a plain (ginger!) orphan sent with her dyspeptic governess to live with her only surviving relative, Sir Benjamin, in the picturesque Moonacre valley. There she discovers a mystery and an ancient wrong that only she, her friend Robin, and their variously magical animal friends must put right in order to bring peace to the land.


The Little White Horse is also available in a beautifully bound hardback slipcased edition, and in a movie tie-in edition as The Little White Horse (The Secret of Moonacre).

The Little White Horse Synopsis

The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When Maria Merryweather comes there on a visit she finds herself involved in an ancient feud. She is determined to restore peace and happiness to the whole of Moonacre Valley.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745945781
Publication date: 3rd July 2000
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Publisher: Lion Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Classic Fiction, Fantasy / Magical

About Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth Goudge (1900-1984) was an English author of novels, short stories and children's books. Daughter to an eminent theologian, she spent her childhood in Wells, Ely and Oxford. With over 40 publications to her name, Elizabeth's most successful works are Green Dolphin Street, for which she was awarded the Literary Guild Award in 1944, and The Little White Horse which won the Carnegie Medal in 1946. The Little White Horse later became a children's BBC series, 'Moonacre', and later a family feature film, 'The Secret of Moonacre' (2009). Green Dolphin Street was also made into a film ...

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