The Light Princess

and Other Fairy Stories

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Language: English
Wordcount: 33,818 / 98 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,213
Added to site: 2006.07.13 14203


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air might be as full of floating children as of gossamers in autumn."

"That is no business of ours," replied the queen. "Besides, by that time they will have learned to take care of themselves."

A sigh was the king's only answer.

He would have consulted the court physicians; but he was afraid they would try experiments upon her.


Meantime, notwithstanding awkward occurrences, and griefs that she brought upon her parents, the little princess laughed and grew--not fat, but plump and tall. She reached the age of seventeen, without having fallen into any worse scrape than a chimney; by rescuing her from which, a little bird-nesting urchin got fame and a black face. Nor, thoughtless as she was, had she committed anything worse than laughter at everybody and everything that came in her way. When she was told, for the sake of experiment, that General Clanrunfort was cut to pieces with all his troops, she laughed; when she heard that the enemy was on his


Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Paul S.

George MacDonald was an inspiration to such authors as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and other inklings. His blend of fantastic imagery with Christian principles produce strong mythic fairytales that I regret not having read sooner. The stories have strong meaning and truth behind them. A word of caution, however, as these stories contain some strong imagery and violence in places that could be disturbing to young children (your teens will love it!).

The Light Princess features a story of self-sacrifice, love, and hope in the darkest hour. The light princess captures the essence of every fairytale ever told in the story of a prince who is willing to forgo even his own life for the love and happiness of his princess.

The Gian\'ts Heart features a story of determination and industry. Two young children stumble into a world of giants and teach a child-eating giant a lesson.

The final story of The Golden Key is a beautiful romance of nature and two children growing up in love.

His stories are best read without regard to finding hidden meaning or allegory. Just take the journey, the lessons will reveal themselves in the author\'s own timing.

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