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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:28 pm 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
If you like LLF (which is what we used to call DS1 as he was growing up!) JE then I am sure you have also read The Secret Garden by FHB? The descriptive writing is lovely!

No, I have not read it yet, so thank you for the suggestion! :D

loobylou wrote:
. We bought the DVD of A Little Princess shortly afterwards and I still remember dd sobbing from about 5 minutes in, all the way to the end,

A set of DVD which is sure to set me in tears each time my children watched it is Heidi. There is an absolutely lovely set of many DVDs (cartoons) in French which sadly does not exist in English. But I do recommend also this lovely story to your DD, food4thought! :D

Here is a little song in French with all the Swiss influence! :wink:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUb9Pg7KmEM

Here is the version in German if your prefer this language:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fffb078iXU

And here it is in Japanese!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hKi1VlE94A

Is this one Spanish??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtxQbKHXmgQ

Now, please, explain to me why this film has not been translated into English! :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:13 pm 
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There is a very old version of Heidi, with Shirley Temple in the title role but I don’t remember it as being very good! I think it might have been remade relatively recently though but must confess I haven’t seen it! Loved the book when I was younger though!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:23 pm 
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My all time favourite book from my youth is The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. If you haven’t read that, Jane Eyre, seek it out - it may not stand the test of time but it is a story about a girl and her imaginary friends - who are in fact real, a unicorn, love, relationships, race, friendship and I just loved it and read it over and over!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:12 pm 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
a girl and her imaginary friends - who are in fact real, a unicorn, love, relationships, race, friendship

With themes like these, I really need to read it! :D Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:14 pm 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
My all time favourite book from my youth is The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. If you haven’t read that, Jane Eyre, seek it out - it may not stand the test of time but it is a story about a girl and her imaginary friends - who are in fact real, a unicorn, love, relationships, race, friendship and I just loved it and read it over and over!

One of JK Rowling’s favourite books, I believe.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:25 pm 
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Is it?! I am in good company then. I have never found anyone else who has read it - I have very fond memories of my mum reading a chapter a night to my sister and I - we always begged her to read another one "just one more" as she was so good at bringing books to life. I am very glad my boys were able to hear her skill at that when they were growing up.


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