Sir Gibbie is a “rags-to-riches” adventure novel by George MacDonald, renowned Christian author, about honesty and altruism which comes in many different forms. MacDonald, known for his unique, yet masterful storytelling through fantasy and fairy tale while including Christian faith and morality in lessons that are easily understood by children. His entertaining, but thoughtful work in theology and philosophy has led him to influence other great literary figures of the 19th century, including C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and Lewis Carroll.
Sir Gibbie tells the tale of a motherless child raised only by his abusive, alcoholic father, and knows the harrow and hardship of living a destitute life. Gibbie, who does not know how to read or write, must rely on the kindness of others as he prowls the streets of 19th century Scotland. After witnessing a murder, he flees to the country where he meets new friends and finds new experiences. With his self-sacrificing nature, he touches the hearts of many, who cannot help but be inspired by his perseverance.
While Sir Gibbie is a heart wrenching, forthright account of how cruel the world can be, it is also an uplifting story that teaches both young and old that, if they hold steadfast to hope, they will find mercy. With a complex cast of characters, deep social commentary, and religious subtext, Sir Gibbie is a coming of age story that will make you believe that you are capable of anything.
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About the Author
George MacDonald (1824–1905) was a Scottish novelist and poet whose works influenced such great writers as C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton. MacDonald was the author of over fifty books, including novels, stories, and poems, and was one of the best-loved authors of his day. Among his better-known children’s stories are At the Back of the North Wind (1872), The Princess and the Goblin (1872), and Sir Gibbie (1879).