The White Horse of Zennor and Other Stories

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At the furthest edge of Britain, where the sea gently washes over the land and myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. Since the beginning of time strange and mysterious things have happened there, and these stories highlight all the most haunting and enchanting events.  Once a year, on a misty autumn night, there is a pounding of hoof beats as a great white horse comes thundering over the moor in the moonlight. Then there are the old tin miners that Cherry meets when she is cut off by the incoming tide, ...

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Overview

At the furthest edge of Britain, where the sea gently washes over the land and myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. Since the beginning of time strange and mysterious things have happened there, and these stories highlight all the most haunting and enchanting events.  Once a year, on a misty autumn night, there is a pounding of hoof beats as a great white horse comes thundering over the moor in the moonlight. Then there are the old tin miners that Cherry meets when she is cut off by the incoming tide, as well as limping Billy who learns to swim with the seals. The proud Thomas Barbery and the intriguing Mad Miss Marney also add their own stories to this unforgettable collection.

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"Master British storyteller and Children's Laureate Morpurgo spins tales of gentle fantasy, otherworldly transformations, kind deeds, and just rewards. . . . Wonderful read-alouds, the lyrical style and fable-like plots of these tales pay tribute to the power of imaginative storytelling."  —Booklist

Children's Literature - Summer Whiting
Zennor is a remote church town bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Strange and perplexing events occur that are unexplainable and absurd. Cherry, a young girl, finds herself lost in a remote area after the tide carries her away. Yet she befriends men in a mining cave that apparently closed over a hundred years ago. In Zennor Quoit, moonlit autumn nights are filled with the clattering of hoof beats belonging to a stunning white horse that rises out above the sea. William, a young lad with a lame foot, learns that he is not crippled in water and creates a new life for himself in the midst of sea animals. Thomas Barbery's farm crumbles because he did not keep up his end of a deal. Miss Marney's story wraps up this collection of short stories. It is important to note that the stories should be read in order, for that is the only way the reader will gain the most understanding of this bewildering town. This collection is sure to spark an interest in reading for even the most reluctant of readers. Reviewer: Summer Whiting
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405256759
  • Publisher: Egmont UK
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 152
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Morpurgo has been awarded the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award, the Circle of Gold Award, and the Children’s Book Award for his children's fiction. His books include Beowulf, Out of the Ashes, Private Peaceful, and War Horse.

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