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The characters warm and endearing-although I would like more of dear Miss Heliotrope. Until now life for him had meant the aridity of earthly duty and the dews of God.

Over and over, the emphasis on Maria having to learn to accept and embody feminine virtues and they are explicitly denoted as feminine There are some beautiful aspects of this story, especially the descriptions — nature, food, clothing — there’s a richness to them that is very appealing. And the foil character of Maria’s “blameworthy” ancestress who was too “proud” to forgive her husband for little offenses like, oh, pretending to be in love with her when he really was after her inheritance, and then probably killing her father and infant brother to secure them.

I would thoroughly recommend this book for a read-aloud, especially for girls. The conflict although seemed very petty with regards to great mystery that was built around it, and seemed a little pre-mature. Set inthirteen year old Maria Merryweather travels with her governess, Miss Heliotrope, and her self-absorbed Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Wiggins, by carriage to live with her uncle after the death of her father.

I wonder if Devon is even half as enchanting in real life as it is portrayed in this book!!! The scene where Maria and Robin littls the wicked men in their castle feels really weak and fake. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. When Maria suddenly becomes orphaned at thirteen, she and her governess Miss Heliotrope move to Maria’s last living relative – Sir Benjamen of Moonacre Manor. I’m eager to see what they do with the movie.


Quotes from The Little White It seemed terribly sad to me indeed. Perhaps this is why rereading it now feels like an act of Platonic recollection. It is a book you want your little girls to read! She travelled with her governess, Miss Heliotrope, and her beloved spaniel, Wiggins. She creates a world that is both welcoming and comforting, with an edge of danger and This is a book that revels, without shame, in the star-dusted dreams of young girls. Instead of the gentle wit and delicately paced storytelling of the book, liittle film slathered on the Disneyesque fantasy — princess beds, fabulous frocks, tumbling curls, chase scenes and dungeons, swords and sorcery, CGI special effects — ignoring the solid, prosaic details — the cooking pots, the worn carpets, the darned gowns, the geraniums, the sunshine and the moonlight— on which Whute built the fairytale so securely.

The dialogue also doesn’t seem real or very menacing.

Dlizabeth is definitely presented as more culpable than her husband, who was only really blamed for taking away property from monks.

Such moments leave the mortal viewer with the sharp pain of longing, what the Romantics called Sehnsuchtand C. Every sentence is beautifully wrought; every character is clearly and distinctively drawn; every place, every meal, every setting is perfectly explained; and slizabeth is a wealth of lovely detail.

It is marvelously innocent–from its pure-minded adolescent heroine to its straight-out-of-a-dream countryside-and-castle setting to its charming and surprise-less plot line. Also, instead of saying that a character “exclaims” something, she says “ejaculated.


I liked the cleverness of the wording, the author shows a facility with language that is a true delight, with puns and inverted jokes tucked here and there without ever drawing attention to themselves, the narrative simply ripples right over them wbite a river over rocks, unless you take a moment to stop and laugh at them. More particularly, a black lion?

Paperbackpages. The travellers are made wonderfully welcome, and immediately feel completely at home.

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But I love it. Retrieved 27 February Children’s literature portal Fantasy portal. Her descriptions are vivid, inviting, and delicious—sometimes almost hore. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.


The Little White Horse

One did not hurry in the country. The resolution was all too predictable. Her guardian makes her welcome and talks about the moon Merryweathers, such as Maria, and the sun ones, such as himself. Maria Merryweather, who recently became an orphan, is sent to live with her cousin Sir Benjamen wi If I could describe this book in one word, it would definatly be “gorgeous”.

But it has appeal for cantankerous middle-aged men as well if my experience is any indication. It’s still a useful lesson, with side orders of a mug of Lemsip and a man-sized box of paper hankies.

By the author of A City of Bells and Green Dolphin Street, an elegantly written book with the thoughtful, polished air of a Jane Austin gone exquisite. Maria finds that her imaginary friend from London is a real boy living in the nearby village of Silverdew. Oct 07, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

It’s about a girl moving to this old castle or something. We see the enchanted, not when our vision is clouded, but when it is utterly clear—something granted only to the pure in heart.

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Maria discovers that there is an ancient mystery about the founding of the estate. Sep 24, Meg rated it it was amazing. Walter Hodgesand Anne Yvonne Gilbert in Don’t ever quarrel with someone you love, because they will totally leave you forever.