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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories" by George MacDonal. A Wee Review

The Light Princess and Other Fairy StoriesThe Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories by George MacDonald
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Three delightful stories written for children, and those who are young at heart. If one is well versed in C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams, one will find MacDonald's "The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories" familiar and friendly. Written in the 1860s, two of these are fairy tales layered under with symbolic meaning grounded in the Gospel and Christian Eschatology, and one is the re-telling of a Norwegian story with a moral.

This particular set of fables will make great family reading, as well as satisfy individual pleasure. And if you chance upon the audio version at LibriVox, Clive Catterall's reading skill, along with his soothing style, will add to your enjoyment. I cheerfully recommend not only this book, but the LibriVox audio version.


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