Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 3 - 6Grades 5 - 7n/a6.8n/a
A luxurious collector's edition for lovers of the original text, presented with the original color plate and charming line drawings as printed in the first edition
The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When orphaned Maria Merryweather comes to stay there, she finds herself involved with an ancient feud and is determined to restore peace and happiness to the whole of Moonacre Valley—and she usually gets her way. First published in 1946, winner of the Carnegie Medal, this enduringly popular childhood classic inspired some of today's leading children's writers.
Hardcover, 286 pages
ISBN-10: 0340035935
ISBN-13: 9780340035931
3 Book Reviews
  • zarkinpants
    zarkinpantsabout 2 months55 stars
    Maria Merryweather is a 13-year-old girl living in the year 1800s in England. Her parents are dead, and she can't go on living in her house in London, so she, her guardian Miss Heliotrope, and her dog Wiggins go to live at Maria's cousin Sir Benjamin's manor, Moonacre Manor. Moonacre Manor is located in a valley with a church, a village called Silverydew, woods, and a bay nearby. At the manor, Maria meets many people, including a boy named Robin, an old parson, and a woman named Loveday. There, she finds out that the men from the woods are causing trouble in Silverydew and won't allow the village children to play at the bay and won't sell the fish they catch to the villagers. Maria must do something, but what? Can she succeed where hundreds of past Merryweathers have failed? I liked this book because it has a lot of adventure and was funny, but sometimes it was a little boring.
    • dnjrfhrtghuebhd
      dnjrfhrtghuebhdalmost 5 years
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      • zozeez
        zozeezover 7 years44 stars
        With it's fantasy/mystery genre, this book is to be highly treasured. Although for the sentences are rather long, taking up to a paragraph, this is a great book. Maria, upon moving from the city, goes to live at her cousin's estate, the merry weather's estate. Herself being a Merryweather, she is told that she will be the saviour of the lands form the men of the dark woods. Her friend robin by her side, she sets off to find a mysterious string of pearls that will bring peace to all.