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Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Written by Megan Shepherd

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Secret Horses of Briar Hill Synopsis

"e;Deserves a spot on the shelf next to the most beloved children's classicsyes, evenThe Secret Garden."e;Shelf Awareness, Starred ReviewDescribed as "e;reminiscent of theChronicles of Narnia"e; in a starred review, The Secret Horses of Briar Hillshows readers everywhere that there is color in our worldthey just need to know where to look.There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospitalthe mirrors that reflect the elegant rooms once hometo a princess, now filled with sick children. Only Emmaline can see the creatures. It is her secret.One morning,Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital's abandoned gardens and discovers something incredible: a white horse with a broken wing has left the mirror-world and entered her own.The horse, named Foxfire, is hiding from a dark and sinister forcea Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight.If Emmaline is to keep him from finding her new friend, she must surround Foxfire with treasures of brilliant shades.But where can Emmaline find color in a world of gray?A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016"e;Endearing characters, metaphors for lifeand death, and a slow revelation of the horrors of war give this slim novel a surprising amount of heft."e;Booklist, Starred Review"e;In clear, gripping, flawless prose . . .this exquisite, beautifully illustrated middle-grade novel explodes with raw anguish, magic and hope, and readers will clutch it to their chests and not want to let go."e;Shelf Awareness, Starred Review"e;Reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia, Elizabeth Goudge, or a child's version ofLife of Pi. . . .Readers will love this to pieces."e;Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review"e;Magical, terrifying, and full of heart.Open these pages, and ride true."e;Newbery Honor-winning authorKathi Appelt"e;A remarkable book. Astonishing!"e;Michael Morpurgo, author ofWar Horse

Book Information

ISBN: 9780735207776
Publication date: 11th October 2016
Author: Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Books on Tape Listening Library
Format: eBook

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