01 January 2009

The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge (the link is to the very old edition that I have, there are newer paperbacks available here) was a childhood and teen-age favorite for me. I still have very fond memories of discovering it, in a used bookstore in England, in 1977 and then searching for other books by Goudge for years (a cursory search of Amazon show several I was not able to find then but also another Elizabeth Goudge). I am very excited to see this treatment and can't wait to watch it (and then to purchase the DVD for my girls to enjoy). Maria is Lyra from The Golden Compass which we just saw and enjoyed yesterday.As a child, my dream room was Maria's and I still believe that one day, when we build our own house, I will be abe to have a room of my own just like hers.

2 comments:

honeypiehorse said...

Wow that looks amazing - I'll definitely have to see it.

wintersong said...

It's very special to be able to share with your own children the books you enjoyed as a child. Now I'm beginning to do the same for the grandkids. Lets you enjoy them all over again, doesn't it. Your daughters are lucky to have a mother who reads to them. So many don't.