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The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
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Nov 20, 08

bookshelves: read-to-kids, tending-the-heart-of-virtue, own-it, fairy-tale
Read in September, 2008

Just finished reading this with my nine year old daughter. It took us a while to get into the Christian imagery. The imagery itself is just beautiful; there are images of God, prayer and answers to prayer to name a few.

All of the greatest fantasy novels depict the great trials that humans must go through in life. Though there may be magic in the tale, it does not make the going easy. My fairy tale mindedness sometimes wonders why with the zap of a wand all cannot be made well, but deep inside me I KNOW that these tales are truer to real life because of the sorrow and strife and contain a sweeter joy in the end.

Learning about "Heroines of Faith and Courage"
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