The Little White Horse (slipcased collector's edition) by Elizabeth Goudge

The Little White Horse (slipcased collector's edition)

Written by Elizabeth Goudge

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A classic fantasy adventure story that has transfixed generations since it was first published in 1946. This wonderful new hardback edition, cloth bound and slip cased is truly special and a must for a child’s bookshelf. The writing is lyrical so whether you’re an adult or a child you’ll be transported into the world of over 150 years ago and yet it feels so fresh and real that you could almost be there alongside the Maria, the 13 year old heroine of the story. In early 2009, a film is to be released of The Little White Horse starring Dakota Blue Richards (played Lyra in The Golden Comprass) as Maria.

The Little White Horse is also available in a movie tie-in edition as The Little White Horse (The Secret of Moonacre) and in an original paperback version.


The Little White Horse (slipcased collector's edition) by Elizabeth Goudge

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'For a fleeting instant Maria thought she saw a little white horse with a flowing mane and tail, head raised, poised, halted in mid-flight, as though it had seen her and was glad.'

The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When orphaned Maria Merryweather comes there to stay, she finds herself involved with an ancient feud. She is determined to restore peace and happiness to the whole of Moonacre Valley. And Maria usually gets her own way.


'The Little White Horse was my favourite 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

About the Author

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 which won the Academy Award for Special Effects in 1948. Elizabeth spent her last years in her cottage on Peppard Common, just outside Henley-on-Thames, with her companion, Jessie, and their beloved dogs. Her autobiography, The Joy of the Snow, was published in 1974.

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Lion Publishing Plc

Publication date

3rd July 2008




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