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And the king said to himself: 'All the queens of my acquaintance have children, some three, some seven, an some as many as twelve; and my queen has not one. I feel ill-used.' So he made up his mind to be cross with his wife about it. But she bore it all like a good patient queen as she was. Then the king grew very cross indeed. But the queen pretended to take it all as a j ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1994)
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Audrey
Feb 24, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it
I believe the message of this volume is "return to the child" .. the child of simple faith; the child of unquestioning trust and unwavering hope and love; the child of enjoyment, laughter and delight; the child of tears and gladness. It is seeing and hearing with fresh eyes and ears like the child.

I loved the curate's Christmas message on the Child Jesus. "But one may say to me: 'You are talking in a dream. The Son of God is a child no longer. He is the King of Heaven.' True my friends. But He w
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Abi Ellison
Jun 18, 2016 Abi Ellison rated it liked it
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Not incredible, but thoughtful and warm-hearted
Allison
May 04, 2012 Allison rated it really liked it
Great. simple profound and wonderful. Almost a lite read, but there are deeper bits of MacDonald throughout that save this (and the other two volumes) from being like a Grace Livingston Hill novel.

"It is quite possible to be too much afraid of giving offence." (sic)

"I took a glance a tthe books lying about. I always take advantage of such an opportunity of gainig immediate insight into character. Let me see a man's book-shelves, especially if there are not extensive, and I fancy I know at once,
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Jjbbone
Apr 19, 2016 Jjbbone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mind exercise, spiritual calesthenics

Ever since a friendship reintroduced me to George MacDonald, i have eagerly been reading his works. It is not his skill at writing so much as his understanding of God and man, Jesus and faith that intrigue me. Less dogma; more agape.
Karla
Mar 24, 2010 Karla rated it it was ok
I had so looked forward to reading George MacDonald, finally. This is definitely NOT the book I should have started with. It became laborious because of all of the author's asides.
I cannot bring myself to attempt volumes 2 or 3.
Emily
Oct 07, 2009 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I highly recommend this book (all 3 volumes) to anyone who has lost heart at some point or another.

You can get all of George MacDonald's works for free at: http://manybooks.net/
Joshua
Oct 28, 2012 Joshua rated it it was amazing
Extremely good book from an outstanding author. I have not read anything of George MacDonald which I would not recommend in the highest.
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Read the the Light Princess...untouchable!
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George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.

Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as G.K. Chesterton, W. H. Auden, J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle. Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I
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