Ludo and the Star Horse

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Hodder Children's Division, 2006 - Fantasy fiction - 166 pages
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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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Review: Ludo and the Star Horse

User Review  - Angelica Bentley - Goodreads

Ludo is an eleven-year-old Bavarian boy who is kind and capable in small tasks, but thought to be not very bright and somewhat clumsy. One night, the family's old workhorse, his beloved Renti, breaks ... Read full review

Review: Ludo and the Star Horse

User Review  - Philippa - Goodreads

I love the way it goes through all the signs of the Zodiac in one big adventure and you get to meet all the characters. Read full review

About the author (2006)

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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