The Light Princess
The Light Princess
The King and Queen have finally given birth to a darling little daughter--only they have haven't reckoned on her evil aunt, a wicked witch who's cast a spell that renders the Princess weightless. Can she grow up to regain her gravity, thwart the witch's plot, and find true love?
A Classic Since 1867
The Light Princess has been enchanting children and adults alike for 150 years. Its author is one of the best-kept secrets in all of literature: George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish poet, novelist, and minister. He was a close friend to Lewis Carroll, who read drafts of Alice in Wonderland to MacDonald’s children; much admired by Mark Twain, whose Huckleberry Finn was likely influenced by MacDonald’s Sir Gibbie; and an inspiration to C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, who said of MacDonald, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him.”
Original, Unabridged Text with 16 Full-Color Illustrations by Tracy Wilson
All royalties go to Samaritan's Purse fund for Persecuted Christians.
"The Light Princess is perhaps the funniest story George MacDonald ever wrote. Like the best of children’s literature, it operates on several levels, some imperceptible to a child, but aimed at parents. What a child may absorb unconsciously from this classic story can be a cause for serious adult reflection. This is certainly true about this “lighthearted” exploration of joy, suffering, and redemption. Children will delight in the new full-color illustrations by Tracy Wood – and parents will delight in MacDonald’s brilliant storytelling (not an abridgment, but the original text). Moreover, hungry children and adults around the world will benefit because proceeds go entirely for humanitarian outreach by Samaritan’s Purse. For all the above reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend this book for readers of all ages."
---Robert Trexler, Editor of CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society
"This edition of The Light Princess should be a joy to young and old alike. Timeless in it's truth and ageless in it's appeal, The Light Princess is a story that can bring all our floating princesses to earth again. Tracy Wilson's illustrations are geared for the young, but hey will also appeal to the young at heart. Whether you are five or fifty-five, prepare to let your imagination take flight!"
---Pastor Stephen D. Carney
"I commend this delightful edition of The Light Princess, which is intended to benefit persecuted Christians around the world, and I cannot think of a single cause that George would want to support more than that of his suffering brothers."
---Christopher MacDonald, great-great-grandson of George MacDonald