Megan Shepherd: The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, illustrated by Levi Pinfold
Emmaline is a young girl hospitalized in an old English manor during WWII. She alone sees winged horses in the mirrors. When one crosses over and appears in the garden, she must protect it at all costs. However, in wartime Britain, danger comes in many forms...
Megan Shepherd's novel for more advanced readers is one of the most impressive to be published in recent times. Levi Pinfold's illustrations are detailed and stunning, like mirrors themselves in which the magic becomes crystal clear. The story is a powerful exploration of childhood, and a testament to the healing powers of imagination. Hardback.