The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse

By: Elizabeth Goudge
Published by: University of London Press Ltd
Publication Date: 1946
List: Heartwarming Stories to Read Aloud

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The setting of this enchanting story is in a West Country village, a hundred years ago. Maria, the heroine, her governess and her dog go to live in the old and rather mysterious Manorhouse of Moonacre; and Maria's encounters with many queer but delightful people, with the illusive Little White Horse and the wicked Black Men of the woods are told in the refreshingly imaginative manner readers have come to expect from the author of GREEN DOLPHIN COUNTRY and HENRIETTA'S HOUSE.

THE LITTLE WHITE HORSE was chosen by the Library Association as "an outstanding children's book of 1946," and for this work Miss Elizabeth Goudge was awarded the Association's much coveted Carnegie Medal.

From the back cover

THE LITTLE WHITE HORSE won for its author, MISS ELIZABETH GOUDGE, the Library Association Carnegie Medal for being "an outstanding children's book of 1946." It has received similar high award in America, and a County Librarian has described it as "not merely the best children's book of 1946, but the best for ten years."

From the dust jacket flap

The Little White Horse Reprint

The Little White Horse
Reprinted in 2013 by The Folio Society
Reprint illustrated by Debra McFarlane
Available formats: Hardcover
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Different illustrator than the original edition.

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