At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

by George MacDonald
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Overview

At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

George MacDonald's best-known fantasy has enchanted generations of children and adults since it was first published in London over a century ago. Considered to be a landmark in the development of the children's novel, this enthralling fairy tale is just as endearing today.

Modern readers will thrill to the story of little Diamond and the tall, majestic North Wind - the lady whose dark eye blazed and whose glistening black hair streamed around behind her. They and their fantastic tale are vividly portrayed in eight full-color paintings by Jessie Willcox Smith, one of America's most beloved illustrators.

This facsimile of the rare 1919 edition is sure to be treasured by young and old alike.

Moonbeam Awards: Young Adult Fiction- Religion/Spirituality - Bronze
Mom's Choice Awards Recipient - Silver

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470026981
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/04/2012
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Roderick McGillis is Professor of English at the University of Calgary.

John Pennington is Professor of English at St. Norbert College, Wisconsin.

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At the Back of the North Wind 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Amily_Garnett More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is truly with the read.
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manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!
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This was te worst book ever!!!!!
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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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Rebecca How More than 1 year ago
I could not get to the seconed chapter because of the spelling otherwise it seems like a good book
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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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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.