The little white horse book


The Little White Horse is a low fantasy children's novel by Elizabeth Goudge, first published by Praises[edit]. Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling mentioned that The Little White Horse was her favourite childhood book. The Little White Horse book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge: a fairytale of of Elizabeth Goudge's book The Little White Horse, and the room where the.

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Plot summary[ edit ] Maria Merryweather becomes an orphan at age 13, upon her father's death in She is sent to the Moonacre Manor somewhere in the west of England, accompanied by her governess Miss Heliotrope and dog Wiggins. There she finds herself in a world out of time. Her cousin and guardian Sir Benjamin Merryweather is one of the "sun" Merryweathers, and she loves him right away, as sun and moon Merryweathers do. Maria discovers that there is an ancient mystery about the founding of the estate. She is aided by wonderful people and magical beasts, but it is only by self-sacrifice and perseverance, too, that Maria is able to save Moonacre, right the wrongs, reunite lost loves and finally bring peace to the valley. Characters[ edit ] Maria Merryweather — A smart, thirteen-year-old orphan with red hair and freckles. She rescues a hare in the forest, names it Serena, and keeps it as her pet. Miss Heliotrope — Maria's governess. She is old-fashioned and very tall, with forget-me-not-blue eyes.

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The Little White Horse

Over and over, the emphasis on Maria having to learn to accept and embody feminine virtues and they are explicitly denoted as feminine, repeatedly. Be obedient. Don't ask questions. Sacrifice for others although, interesting, Maria never ends up having to sacrifice much, she pretty much gets her own way and leads a pretty princessy lifestyle.

Don't be proud.

Forgive everything.

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