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Ludo and the Star Horse By Mary Stewart

Ludo and the Star Horse

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Ludo's old horse escapes from his stable into the snowy mountains of Bavaria, and leads the boy into the land of the Zodiac, where they must find their destinies.

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Ludo and the Star Horse by Mary Stewart

One night when Ludo is home alone, his family's only horse, Renti, escapes from the stable. Overcome with guilt and fear, Ludo follows Renti out in to the snow, and before long the pair find themselves in the House of the Archer, a gateway to the Zodiac. Here, the Archer tells Ludo that Renti is a Star Horse, and has chosen to return to his own kind. Ludo, says the Archer, may keep faith with Renti and accompany him, or, if he prefers, return home. Ludo decides that he must repay Renti's years of loyal service, and so the pair set off on a journey through the houses of the zodiac, or 'Star Countries'. They must pass through all twelve before catching the sun - but Ludo soon realises that many of the house rulers are less than hospitable. Dismissed by the imperious goat, chased by the crab, taunted by the bloodthirsty twins...theirs is a perilous and unpredictable journey...

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LUDO AND THE STAR HORSE 'Sets Mary Stewart well on the rungs of the ladder of distinction in children's literature ...' -- JUNIOR BOOKSHELF LUDO AND THE STAR HORSE 'Superbly and movingly told, worthy of Hans Andersen.' -- FINANCIAL TIMES LUDO AND THE STAR HORSE 'Behind the formal structure of this exciting tale, with its echoes of myth and legend, there is a sure sense of the dignity of human life.' -- SUNDAY TIMES

About Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart is the author of THE CRYSTAL CAVE, THORNYHOLD, ROSE COTTAGE and many other novels which make her one of the widest read novelists in the world. Lady Stewart is married to the Emeritus Professor of Geology of Edinburgh University. She and her husband have retired from Edinburgh and now live in the West Highlands of Scotland.

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Ludo and the Star Horse by Mary Stewart
Mary Stewart
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Hachette Children's Group
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