Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: L

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

Book Description:
When orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she's entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort--a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it--and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. But what con one solitary girl do?

My thoughts:
I read this aloud to my son a couple of years ago for school. While reading I realized that the story was a fantasy, a genre that has never appealed to me so I usually avoid it. I almost gave up on the story, but decided that since my son was enjoying it so much I would press on. Boy, was I glad I did! I really, really enjoyed the story and I look forward to reading it aloud in a year or two for my younger kids.


  1. I love it when a book that doesn't excite you very much ends up being really good!!

    Thanks for playing!

  2. Glad you ended up liking it (I'm not too much into fantasy either...)
    Here's my book

  3. I have really come to like YA fantasy this year and will check this one out.

  4. It's funny how kids can get you to read things you never would have touched, but still end up enjoying.

  5. Awww! Cute book! :)

    Here's mine:

  6. It looks like a sweet book. Glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Sounds like a good one! Going to have to put it on my list of what to get for my little cousins.

  8. I love reading YA, and fantasy is sounding better all the time.
    Here is mine.

  9. what a nice find, I love fantasy so I'm going to look into this one. Thanks for stopping by today.



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