At the Back of the North Wind

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At The Back of the North Wind - By George Mac Donald - Children's
Fantasy Adventure.

At the Back of the North Wind is a children's book by George MacDonald. It was serialized in the children's magazine Good Words for the Young beginning in 1868 and was published in book form in 1871. It is a fantasy centered on a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the ...

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Overview

At The Back of the North Wind - By George Mac Donald - Children's
Fantasy Adventure.

At the Back of the North Wind is a children's book by George MacDonald. It was serialized in the children's magazine Good Words for the Young beginning in 1868 and was published in book form in 1871. It is a fantasy centered on a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the nights. The book includes the fairy tale Little Daylight, which has been pulled out as an independent work, or separately, added to other collections of his fairy tales.

The book tells the story of a young boy named Diamond. He is a very sweet little boy who makes joy everywhere he goes. He fights despair and gloom and brings peace to his family. One night, as he is trying to sleep, Diamond repeatedly plugs up a hole in the loft (also his bedroom) wall to stop the wind from blowing in. However, he soon finds out that this is stopping the North Wind from seeing through her window. Diamond befriends her, and North Wind lets him ride on her back, taking him on several adventures. Though the North Wind does good deeds and helps people, she also does seemingly terrible things. On one of her assignments, she must sink a ship. Yet everything she does that seems bad leads to something good. The North Wind seems to be a representation of Pain and Death working according to God's will for something good.

On their adventures, North Wind brings Diamond to the country she lives in, a country without pain and death. Yet, he is brought only to a shadow of the real country at the back of the North Wind. The real country is open for him only after his death. At the end of the book, Diamond dies, finally able to see the country.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781495949852
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/14/2014
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 1,017,870
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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  • Posted November 25, 2008

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    Captivating

    I listened to a radio drama of this book before I read it and I didn't think I'd like the actual book. But I fell in love with it. MacDonald is so discriptive and the characters are amazing. I found myself longing for North Wind to visit me...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    At the Back of the North Wind

    This was te worst book ever!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Great book but dificult to read at times

    I thought this was a sweet book but at points it was dificult to read. Not from old english but bad spelling.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Awful spelling

    I could not get to the seconed chapter because of the spelling otherwise it seems like a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2011

    Timeless

    I remember getting this book as a gift when I was a child and I loved it. I could not put it down, even at 10. Many years later, I discovered the book was still at home on the bookshelf and I had so many fond memories of it that I had to read it again. Still just as magnificent. The descriptions just take you right there and you live it. Amazing... even after all these years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    GREAT,WONDERFULL,MELONCOLY.

    I love this book. This book is preciuse.It is not a book led by a herion with magical powers she never belived her self to have or a boy who learns to be the most amazing wiserd or magicion in the land.Its about wisdom,beauty,just plain simpleness that no one can resist. truth, homur, and an increadibly story about the faith of a child.(I sound cheesy sorry)Anyway if the book inspired J.R.R.Tolken then I say give it a try.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2008

    Beautiful Book

    This is a wonderful book, I had to read it for one of college courses and my Professor taught us about how MacDonald's works had heavily influenced C.S. Lewis' life and writings. I was curious to see for myself what was so great and unique about this author. When i was done reading the book, i had laughed, cried, smiled and learned so much from it. I absolutely loved this book. It presents questions and answers to some of life's important questions. MacDonald's writing style is entertaining, easy to read and inspirational. I recommend this book to all fantasy lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    A reviewer

    Im not the type of person to like this type of book usually but i absolutely loved it. it has so many turns and twists you never know whats coming. i completely loved it and hope anybody else who reads it enjoys it as much as i did

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