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This has been my favorite book for years. The characters are fun, the moral is powerful but not heavy-handed. George MacDonald is a treasure that is still largely undiscovered.
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The best fairytale you've never heard
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Few people know about George MacDonald. Even fewer have been exposed to the sheer delight of "The Light Princess". This dramatized audio is even more fun than the print version!
If you were reading the text, I would have to warn you that MacDonald writes like, well, like the other writers of his time - with sometimes flowery prose that tends toward detailed descriptions of scenery. But George MacDonald adds multiple layers of meaning to this book which, of all his stories, is the most delightful read.
ALERT: You must be able to appreciate a certain level of "pun-ishment", as this book is full of hilarious plays on words. At least a groan is necessary to acknowledge the multiple meanings of the word "Light" in the title. (What would you do if you had no gravity?)
Ah, but the message, as is also common of 19th century writers, rings through loud and clear, without the wooden unnaturalness that often accompanies moral tales. His is a wonderful wedding of fairy tale fantasy and allegory. Oh, do listen to this book!