This is one of the best books by one of the best authors I have ever found!
One of my favorite books from childhood. Mystical, dreamy and loaded with excellent characters.
Written in 1946, definitely a young chick lit book.
I adored this book as a child. I still enjoyed it, but was less enthusiastic as an adult, having thought things through as an adult.
It's very much worth reading, as it is charming. I've no idea how the move was, but it was certainly changed dramatically from the book, as was demonstrated by the photos from the movie.
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 can on solitary girl do?
Adored this book, great for a horse lover or young equestrienne!
I love this book! It was very enchanted! A great bed time story to read to a young child or read by yourself!
Although I have not read the book, each of my 3 daughters have more than once. When I asked about letting it go to PBS since they have kind of outgrown it, they said "No" because they want to save it for their children to read. Our copy was well used and I was pleased to find another copy on PBS to save for my grandchildren.
Lovely, lovely story! My favorite childhood book along with A Wrinkle in Time.