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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Megan Shepherd

"Deserves a spot on the shelf next to the most beloved children's classics-yes, even The Secret Garden." -Shelf Awareness, Starred Review Described as "reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia" in a starred review, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill shows readers everywhere that there is color in our world-they just need to know where to look. There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital-the mirrors that reflect the elegant rooms once home to a princess, now filled with sick children. Only Emmaline can see the creatures. It is her secret. One morning, Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital's abandoned gardens and discovers something incredible: a white horse with a broken wing has left the mirror-world and entered her own. The horse, named Foxfire, is hiding from a dark and sinister force-a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight. If Emmaline is to keep him from finding her new friend, she must surround Foxfire with treasures of brilliant shades. But where can Emmaline find color in a world of gray? A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 "Endearing characters, metaphors for life and death, and a slow revelation of the horrors of war give this slim novel a surprising amount of heft."-Booklist, Starred Review "In clear, gripping, flawless prose . . . this exquisite, beautifully illustrated middle-grade novel explodes with raw anguish, magic and hope, and readers will clutch it to their chests and not want to let go."-Shelf Awareness, Starred Review "Reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia, Elizabeth Goudge, or a child's version of Life of Pi. . . . Readers will love this to pieces." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Magical, terrifying, and full of heart. Open these pages, and ride true."-Newbery Honor-winning author Kathi Appelt "A remarkable book. Astonishing!"-Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse

"Deserves a spot on the shelf next to the most beloved children's classics-yes, even The Secret Garden." -Shelf Awareness, Starred Review Described as "reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia" in a starred review, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill shows readers everywhere that there is color in our world-they just need to know where to look. There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital-the mirrors that reflect the elegant rooms once home to a princess, now filled with sick children. Only Emmaline can see the creatures. It is her secret. One morning, Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital's abandoned gardens and discovers something incredible: a white horse with a broken wing has left the mirror-world and entered her own. The horse, named Foxfire, is hiding from a dark and sinister force-a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight. If Emmaline is to keep him from finding her new friend, she must surround Foxfire with treasures of brilliant shades. But where can Emmaline find color in a world of gray? A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 "Endearing characters, metaphors for life and death, and a slow revelation of the horrors of war give this slim novel a surprising amount of heft."-Booklist, Starred Review "In clear, gripping, flawless prose . . . this exquisite, beautifully illustrated middle-grade novel explodes with raw anguish, magic and hope, and readers will clutch it to their chests and not want to let go."-Shelf Awareness, Starred Review "Reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia, Elizabeth Goudge, or a child's version of Life of Pi. . . . Readers will love this to pieces." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Magical, terrifying, and full of heart. Open these pages, and ride true."-Newbery Honor-winning author Kathi Appelt "A remarkable book. Astonishing!"-Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse
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"Deserves a spot on the shelf next to the most beloved children's classics-yes, even The Secret Garden." -Shelf Awareness, Starred Review Described as "reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia" in a starred review, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill shows readers everywhere that there is color in our world-they just need to know where to look. There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital-the mirrors that reflect the elegant rooms once home to a princess, now filled with sick children. Only Emmaline can see the creatures. It is her secret. One morning, Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital's abandoned gardens and discovers something incredible: a white horse with a broken wing has left the mirror-world and entered her own. The horse, named Foxfire, is hiding from a dark and sinister force-a Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight. If Emmaline is to keep him from finding her new friend, she must surround Foxfire with treasures of brilliant shades. But where can Emmaline find color in a world of gray? A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 "Endearing characters, metaphors for life and death, and a slow revelation of the horrors of war give this slim novel a surprising amount of heft."-Booklist, Starred Review "In clear, gripping, flawless prose . . . this exquisite, beautifully illustrated middle-grade novel explodes with raw anguish, magic and hope, and readers will clutch it to their chests and not want to let go."-Shelf Awareness, Starred Review "Reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia, Elizabeth Goudge, or a child's version of Life of Pi. . . . Readers will love this to pieces." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Magical, terrifying, and full of heart. Open these pages, and ride true."-Newbery Honor-winning author Kathi Appelt "A remarkable book. Astonishing!"-Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fiona Hardingham

Length:

4h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:34