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I ran into "The Enchanted" 1984 - confused by the plot as a "related question" and I find myself intrigued by a secondary mystery. User HTG (not around since some time last year) mentions in the comments that they "have the book".

Never saw the movie, but I have the book somewhere in my basement. Loved it when I was younger! – HTG Nov 25 '14 at 3:09

However, I've found no indication of the film being based on a book on the IMDb page. I've done some ISFDb searches for books named The Enchanted, or starting with that title, and written at or before 1984, but have had no luck.

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The movie site states:

Facts About The Enchanted

Based on a novel written by the well known children's author Elizabeth Coatsworth, this unusual and internationally successful independent feature film...

Wikipedia's page on Elizabeth Coatsworth lists it as part of a series:

The Incredible Tales

  • The Enchanted, Pantheon, 1951
  • Silky: An Incredible Tale, Pantheon, 1953
  • Mountain Bride: An Incredible Tale, Pantheon 1954
  • The White Room, Pantheon, 1958

The book is available for sale (some new, but mostly used) at the major online booksellers.

  • Thank you. I knew I must have been missing something. – FuzzyBoots Sep 11 '18 at 17:43

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