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#6337217 in Books 2015-03-31Formats: Audiobook, MP3 Audio, UnabridgedOriginal language:EnglishPDF # 1 6.75 x .50 x 5.25l, Running time: 2 HoursBinding: MP3 CD | File size: 21.Mb George MacDonald : The Light Princess before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Light Princess: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Classic Fairy Tale with an Odd TwistBy pippalouI thought when I saw the title, 'The Light Princess', that this was going to be a story about a princess that somehow had something to do


with lights, like shining or glowing lights. But no, it's about a princess who is cursed at her christening so that gravity has no power over her. Unless she's held down, she's so 'light' that she floats up in the air. It's kind of cute and kind of weird, but basically it's a classic fairy tale about a princess in distress who is rescued by a prince, and they live happily ever after. I rolled my eyes at the beginning of it, but really, I rather liked it by the time I got to the end!0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. "Light of spirit, by my charms, Light of body, every part...By Don Kidwell...Never weary human arms-Only crush thy parents' heart!" Enjoyable fairy tale, my favorite passage being "He had fallen in love with her almost, already; for her anger made her more charming than any one else had ever beheld her..." Fine book and a good buy only made better if you can find it as part of a worthy collection.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Delightful Fairy TaleBy grammykA lovely fairy tale about a princess who has been cursed by her wicked aunt as an infant and can not feel gravity. A prince looking for a princess and stumbles upon our "light" princess. Boy falls in love, there's a dilemma, boy saves girl, they live happily ever after. Cute short tale. I have never read this story before and I found some of the words to be a little bit hard to understand if a child were to read it, other than that, it was a delightful tale. Its a well known fact that a new-born princess will often be subject to a curseespecially if her royal parents neglect to invite an important magical relative to the christening. But never has there been a curse as charming (and hilarious) as that which befalls the Light Princess. Deprived of gravity, she cant take anythingor anyoneseriously. Even worse, shes apt to blow away on the first stiff breeze! Can even a handsome prince bring her down to Earth? One of the most acclaimed literary fairy tales of all time, George MacDonalds profound and witty story floats into bubbling new life in this lovingly crafted full cast reading. .com The fact that George MacDonald--a scholar as well as a preacher and writer--once read this fairy tale to his students instead of giving them a lecture says volumes about the man and his beliefs. It also says much about his faith in the power of stories. The Light Princess is a simple enough tale, clearly written for children--a princess at her christening is cursed by a wicked witch with lightness (she floats blissfully about the castle all day long, and gets into all sorts of adventures, as one can easily imagine)--yet it holds a powerful spiritual truth. Gravity, weight, sorrow, suffering--all of this the princess misses, but with all of these she misses love, for what is love without weight, without body? What is love without falling? She discovers this truth, of course, only at the last minute when a faithful prince loves her enough to die for her. Sometimes it's not a ponderous lecture--or sermon--that we need in order to experience what incarnation is about. --Doug Thorpe.From Publishers WeeklyMcKinley's deft adaptation trims the story without sacrificing the witty vitality of MacDonald's 19th century original. The story of a bewitched princess (gravity does not affect her) and the prince who will sacrifice his life for her is presented in a lavishly illustrated package. Treherne's intensely decorative drawings add a striking visual dimension: her use of rich colors and elegantly stylized figures creates a romantic, mysterious mood. Each picture is bordered by a motif that emphasizes an element of the story, which effectively enhances both text and pictures. All ages. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.From School Library JournalKindergarten-Grade 4The long-awaited princess, a newborn only child, is cursed at her christening by an uninvited disgruntled outrageous guest. The curse: lightness of body and spirit. The princess is given to uncontrollable floating and merri ment. The cure is love, which makes her cry and brings her down to earth. McKinley has cut approximately two thirds of MacDonald's 19th-Century fairy tale, keeping the spirit, grace, and wit of the original. She also keeps the king's inane Chinese philosophers, Hum-Drum and Kopy-Keck, MacDon ald's tasteless but harmless creations whose worst fault is that theirs is the section of the story that children skip over and forgetthey are truly, deeply boring; mercifully, here they are cut to a minimum. Treherne's buoyant, styl ized, fullpage, full-color watercolors are reminiscent of Errol LeCain's. In tricate borders pick up a minor pattern in each picture and frame it with stun ning effect. Nothing much has been done with this classic since Maurice Sendak (Farrar, 1969) illustrated it with wonderful tongue-in-cheek formality. This new edition brings a younger gen eration a charming combination of tal ent.Helen Gregory, Grosse Pointe Public Library, Mich.Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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