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Das Zauberpferd

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  146 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Eigentlich kann Irina Weihnachten gar nicht leiden. Denn dann sieht sie, wie andere Kinder mit ihren Eltern und Geschwistern Weihnachtsbäume aussuchen, und Irina hat keine Geschwister. Und einen Weihnachtsbaum gibt es auch nicht mehr, seitdem ihre Mutter beschlossen hat, dass Irina für diesen Zinnober nun zu alt sei. Sie solle sich für das Geld lieber etwas Vernünftiges wü ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 2006 by Diogenes (first published January 1st 1992)
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Lori Watts
Jul 01, 2013 Lori Watts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enchanted horse is a great link in literacy for descriptive writing and a tool for the children to use their imagination.

This book is about a young lonely girl that comes across a wooden horse in a junk shop. The twist in the story though is that the wooden horse actually comes to life...

The only problem I found with this book is that the girls in the class were more interested in it than the boys, which did mean that their work was not as enthusiastic. This should be considered.
I had this one on cassette as a kid. I used to listen to it over and over. Recommended for young girls who like horses.
I bought book recently because it was the first book I read as a child and I fell completely in love with it, now rereading it as an adult I feel much the same way. This is a beautiful book I highly recommend it for anybody who has a little girl the book is simply magical a lovely tale about a magical horse brought back to life by Irina one Christmas. The tale deals with subtle lessons and is ultimately about love and friendship this is a lovely book I highly recommend
Kandis Dawkins
Mar 05, 2016 Kandis Dawkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read this book as a little girl. I loved the magic of it in an everyday setting. I can't place exactly what drew me to the book, but I remember reading it before bed every night for weeks. Now I'm an adult with a little girl of my own, and I can hardly wait for her to be old enough to read it to her before bed, too.
Really great book l. I didn't like when the parents thought it was a rocking horse but it was a real life horse . I loved it at the end when their was a foal and then the foal stayed with irana
Mar 08, 2015 Helena-Clare rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Currently using this book with my 7-8 year old guided reading group. It's brilliant for getting them to think about descriptive writing and empathising with the main character.
Aug 10, 2014 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nostalgic christmas child memories. Have bought and read this since. Still love it.
Cat Astrophe
Jun 06, 2015 Cat Astrophe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great. Always going to have a special place in my heart <3
Nov 08, 2015 Susie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful, moving story but not horribly sad like most horse books!
Charley Hunt
Jul 12, 2015 Charley Hunt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly beautiful story.
Nov 10, 2014 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely children's book!
Jul 30, 2008 Tina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter-book
Theme: Gift of love
Summary: A story about a lonely, shy and poor girl who chooses a diry old toy horse from a junk store for christmas only to discover that it turns into a real horse at night because she's been taking such good care of it. However, she learns a hard lesson in loving animals and claiming them as your own.
Fatema Meamari
Aug 26, 2011 Fatema Meamari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, animal-related
One of the most heart-warming, beautiful and enchanting (pun intended) children books out there. Beautiful and very heart wrenching in certain parts. Wonderful read. I wish I'd read this as a kid, it would have had a certain impact on my life. MAKE YOUR KIDS/NIECES AND NEPHEWS/BROTHERS AND SISTERS READ THIS.
May 04, 2012 RogueHireling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bitter sweet story of love found and lost. A young girls love of a horse and the transient nature thereof. Also a reminder to parents that children need something outside themselves to grown and be happy.
Nov 03, 2009 Sylvia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fairy tale like story of a girl and her poor little rocking horse that comes to life. Very good story!
Jan 26, 2013 Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The edition I read had beautiful illustrations. It scared me a little I think.
Apr 22, 2011 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely fantasy story where a toy horse comes to life.
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MAGDALEN NABB was born in Lancashire in 1947 and trained as a potter. In 1975 she abandoned pottery, sold her home and her car, and came to Florence with her son, knowing nobody and speaking no Italian. She has lived there ever since, and pursues a dual career as crime writer and children's author.

She has written fourteen crime novels featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the carabinieri, all set in Flo
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