The Light Princess

The Light Princess

by George MacDonald, New Century Books
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The Light Princess by George MacDonald

Once upon a time, so long ago that I have quite forgotten the date, there lived a king and queen who had no children.

And the king said to himself, "All the queens of my acquaintance have children, some three, some seven, and some as many as twelve; and my queen has not one. I feel ill-used." So he made up his mind to be cross with his wife about it. But she bore it all like a good patient queen as she was. Then the king grew very cross indeed. But the queen pretended to take it all as a joke, and a very good one too.

"Why don't you have any daughters, at least?" said he. "I don't say sons; that might be too much to expect."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011858956
Publisher: New Century Books
Publication date: 10/22/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 36 KB

About the Author

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister who was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature. A mentor to Lewis Carroll and a major influence on writers from C. S. Lewis to J. R. R. Tolkien, MacDonald’s best-known books are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith, which are all fantasy novels.

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Light Princess 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, witty, beautiful story. No lover of literature should miss this. Illustratious by Sendak are characteristically exquisite and rich. Read it to your children, read it to your partner, read it by yourself!
Anonymous 10 months ago
It was okay, but the drama and romance didn't appeal to me. It's a typical fairytale.
deciB More than 1 year ago
Loved it.  Feels a bit like sleeping beauty in that a princess is placed under a curse.  This time it isn't a kiss, but unconditional love that rescues here.  And by the way, the Light is not luminance but weight.  There is a lovely play throughout on gravity and lightness .
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I read this book for a book club when l was like ten and loved it and still do!! George MacDonald is such an amazing author!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This faity tale is different than any other one i have ever read. Parts were somewhat predictible but most of the time the author keeps you guessing. It is only 36 pages but is worth it.
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CharMilliman More than 1 year ago
George MacDonald is a master of the Fairy tale genre. He tells the story of the Light Princess in a way that is intelligent, engaging, and full of archetypal understanding.

It is a wonderful read for adult and child alike. Better yet, read it with a child and enjoy the depths of a great writer's imagination and insights together.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love fairy tales but I can tell the good one from the bad ones The bad ones are the ones where you know exactly how it will end after the first page. This is different lets just say a little water may be a good thing some times. that's a hint to the end
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a new classic. At least, to me it is. For once the girl doen't immediately fall head over herels for the boy at first sight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many errors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so disapointed >:[
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Booooooooooooooooo & horible hate hate hate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its amazing
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