The Blitz, England. Black-outs and bombings. Death, loss, illness, fear. It’s a broad and powerful canvas.
Sick and grieving young Emmaline finds purpose and magic when she discovers that winged horses live in the mirrors of a grand English manor-turned-children’s hospital.
Megan Shepherd’s award-winning middle fiction book “The Secret Horses of Briar Hill” (Walker Books 2016) isn’t really about horses but your young reader won’t care.
Levi Pinfold’s illustrations bring this world to life with incredible, almost photo-realistic sketches created from his imagination. Intense and evocative.
If your reader loved The Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia – they’ll enjoy this.