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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Princess gets abducted by black mechanical horse,saved by prince. [s]

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Kagama-the Literaturevixen | 602 comments A childrens picture book,read in the early 90s

It takes place in a fairytale middle east setting. (think arabian nights)

There is a beautiful princess.

A wizard(?) brings a black
mechanical horse to the palace and persuades the princess to sit on the horse. She does and it flies away(yes it can fly). And comes back without the princess.

I think the wizard/old guy was blackmailing the king to either marry the princess and/or take over the kingdom.Something like that

A prince/young man arrives and hears about the abducted princess. He works out how the horse works and rides away on it.

He has to perform some tests I seem to remember to bring back the princess.

Thats what I can remember.


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Abigail (handmaiden) | 389 comments The Magic Horse,by Sally Scott? Cover image here: http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Horse-Sal...

If that is not your particular book, it is likely another retelling/variant of "The Ebony Horse," originally from The Arabian Nights.


Kagama-the Literaturevixen | 602 comments Abigail wrote: "The Magic Horse,by Sally Scott? Cover image here: http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Horse-Sal...

If that is not your particular book, it is likely another retelling/variant of ..."


Yes it is that one :) Thank you.


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Abigail (handmaiden) | 389 comments You're welcome!


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