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The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, Arthur Hughes
  

The Princess and the Goblin

Part of the Puffin Classics Series
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October 2009 Good Housekeeping selection.

On My Bookshelf by Philippa Gregory...

I find a lot of children’s books too drab and realistic – they should have a bit of magic. I read this book when I was six and had to spend months in bed with bronchitis. The story is of a boy and a princess who go into a mountain inhabited by goblins. It’s scary, but not so scary that you think the protagonists won’t triumph, and it taps into a child’s desire for adventure when they are starting to discover the world.

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The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, Arthur Hughes

The ageless story of mystery and magic, good and evil. Princess Irene's discovery of a secret stair to the top turret of the castle leads to a wonderful revelation. At the same time, the miner's son Curdie overhears a fiendish plot by the goblins who live below the mountain. But it will take all their wit and courage, and the help of Irene's magic ring, to make sense of their separate knowledge and foil the goblins' schemes.

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About the Author

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a minister who was rejected by his congregation, and struggled thereafter to support his family of eleven children by writing. In his own day he was celebrated as poet, preacher, and lecturer, and as the author of numerous novels. He is best known today for his vivid children's stories.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th July 1996

Author

George MacDonald, Arthur Hughes

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Publisher

Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 11 years

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Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780141332482

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