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Light Princess, The

McKinley, Robin

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ISBN 10: 0152453008 / ISBN 13: 9780152453008
Published by Harcourt Childrens Books (J), Orlando, FL, 1988
Condition: Good Hardcover
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44 pages. Hardcover. Extensive color illustrations by Katie Thamer Treherne throughout. Illustrated title page. Silver gilt titles on spine, red gilt decoration on cover. Reminder mark to top edge. Some foxing to top edge, pastedowns, dust jacket and end papers. Otherwise clean, tight copy. Record # 468417. Bookseller Inventory # 468417

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Title: Light Princess, The

Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books (J), Orlando, FL

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Katie Thamer Treherne

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

A curse causes a princess to have no gravity, but the help of a prince brings her back down to earth.

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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.

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