10 juni 2009

~The Secret of Moonacre~

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The author is Elizabeth Goudge
and She was born on 24 April 1900 
and died on 1 April 1984.
She was an English author of novels,
short stories and children's books.
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Born in Wells, she moved with her family
to Ely when her father, a clergyman,
was transferred there. When her father,
Henry Leighton Goudge, was made
Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford,
the family left Ely and went to Christ Church in Oxford.

Breakfast!

Goudge's first book,
The Fairies' Baby and Other Stories (1919),
was a failure and it was several years before
she authored Island Magic (1934),
which is based on Channel Island stories,
many of which she had learned from her mother,
who was from Guernsey.

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Goudge was awarded the Carnegie Medal for
The Little White Horse (1946), the book which
J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter stories,
has said was her favorite as a child.
The television mini-series Moonacre was
based on The Little White Horse.
Her Green Dolphin Country (1944) was made into a film
(under its American title, Green Dolphin Street)
which won the Academy Award for
Special Effects in 1948.

Awards and honors:

-Carnegie Medal (1946)
-Waterstones The Nation's Favourite Children's Books (1997)
-A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book (1948)

The Secret of Moonacre is a film adaptation
of the novel The Little White Horse by
Elizabeth Goudge. The film, which started
filming on 1 October 2007, was released
in February 2009. The World Premiere was held
at Toronto International Film Festival in 2008.

Last fullmoon.

All these picture shown here are from this movie.

2 opmerkingen:

Hermes zei

I don't know this book at all. At that age I was more into Biggles!

Marja Visscher zei

Was door tijdgebrek weer even niet op je blog geweest en zag er het verhaal van de reuzen op staan. Het deed mij denken aan mijn lievelingsboek van vroeger: Robbie en Reus Ringo. Het is geIllustreerd met tekeningen van H. Rotgans. Het is een uitgave van drukkerij de Spaarnestad-Haarlem. Een heel enkele keer kom ik het boek nog wel eens tegen op een boekenmarkt. Op de achterkant staat dat de prijs 2,25 was maar voor abonnees op de Spaarnetijdschriften f 1,50. Het boeken heeft geen paginanummers, maar is best dik (A4 fotmaat) met op elke bladzijde een tekening. Echt heel leuk en vooral spannend. Nu ik het weer uit de boekenkast nam ruikt het heel erg. Want het papier is niet al te best. Houthoudend, een beetje krantenpapierachtig, dus ook lekker vergeeld.
vr.gr. Marja