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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill (Paperback)
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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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An exceptional and moving novel about the power of the imagination from a New York Times bestselling author, illustrated by the winner of the Kate Greenaway medal. Described by Michael Morpurgo as "a remarkable book": December 1941; Britain is at war. Emmaline has been evacuated away from the bombs to Briar Hill Hospital in Shropshire. When she gets there she discovers a secret. It's not to be shared, not to be told to anyone, even her friend Anna. But she'll tell you. This is Emmaline's secret. There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill. Exquisitely illustrated by Levi Pinfold, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill has all the makings of a modern classic.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406373554
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 210 x 165 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a very special book indeed. Not only because of the sheer beauty of its production, illustrated as it is by Greenaway medal winner Levi pinfold, known for his exquisite colour, mesmerising picture books, but here demonstrating what he can do with simple line and restricted to black and white. But also because it is an enthralling, moving and evocative tale set in the midst of World War Two. [...] This is a beautifully written story of bravery and resilience with a terrific sense of time and place and which reminds us all of the fragility of life. Highly recommended do thoughtful readers of any age." * The School Librarian *
"The book was clear and well written and I got quite engrossed in it; the illustrations were a nice touch and added to the story." * Teen titles reader review *
This beautiful and unusual book has incredible illustrations by award-winning artist Levi Pinfold. * The Week Junior *
[...] this is beautifully written, beautifully illustrated, a book that will move all who read it and leave a lasting impression on many. * Andrea Reece, LoveReading *
"This gem of a book is something very different, magical realism for children with outstanding black and white illustrations by Levi Pinfold. [...] Shepherd's writing is flowing and lyrical and this story utterly gripped me from start to finish. Ideal for a thoughtful reader who loves Michael Morpurgo." * Independent online, Ireland *

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“Captivating and enchanting”

A comforting read that is nostalgic of such classics as The Secret Garden and 5 Children and It. A classic WW2 evacuation story that has a spin of magic but not enough to distort the story into something overly... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
3rd July 2016
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“Stunning and Powerful”

Set against the background of the Second World War, in a children's hospital, Emmaline has a secret - there are winged horses in the mirrors that line the walls. When something crosses over from their world to... More

“Fantastic!”

Beautiful story and illustrations!!
The illustrations are a brilliant addition to this book, I truly looked forward to each illustrations as I turned the pages.
The story is set in a children's hospital run by... More

Hardback edition
23rd June 2016
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