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The Little White Horse
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Fantasy - little girl kept safe in forest by big dog. Spoiler ahead. [s]

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message 1: by Carol (last edited Apr 27, 2018 11:30AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Carol Nicolas | 2 comments SOLVED! I found it. The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge.
This book was published before 1983. I found it in a small town library in the fiction section, so probably adult, YA, or middle grade. It was thick, with small typeset and no pictures, and a solid colored cover. Written in English, perhaps taking place in England or eastern USA. The plot: a little girl walks home through a forest every day, accompanied by an enormous dog that keeps her safe. When they get to her house (a beautiful big house) she has a meal or snack, and the dog lies on the rug by the fire for a while, and then leaves. She is very lonely and loves the dog. Bad people try to attack or hurt her, but the dog drives them away.

At the end of the book, she discovers that the dog was a lion.
(No, it's not a Narnia book.)
Thanks for anyone's help in finding this book.

message 2: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6941 comments Mod
Could others see the lion--besides the bad guys? Or was there something Paranormal about the book?

I can't believe that I didn't read this one. But once it's found, it will be added to the Kid's Corner of my personal library. I'm sure I can fit another book in there--somehow. . . Maybe a new bookshelf? Or I know, a brand new house devoted to nothing but my books!! (right all?)

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Kris | 39344 comments Mod
Carol, can you tell us more about the girl - who does she live with, her family/friends, interests/skills, etc.?

Carol Nicolas | 2 comments I think she lives with distant relatives, but really can't remember much more than that. But if I do, I will post it.

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Kris | 39344 comments Mod
What are the fantasy elements in this story?

message 6: by Kym (new)

Kym | 1057 comments Thanks for the update Carol. The Little White Horse for the link.

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