The Princess and Curdie

By George MacDonald
Level 8

This book, considered a classic, is a sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, but it could definitely be read as a stand-alone. The story does not build much on the other story, and the beginning of the book gives a brief summary of the first book. The Princess and Curdie features a male main character (instead of a female like in The Princess and the Goblin). Like all of George MacDonald’s writings, this book is a little strange (not in a bad way—he just has a very creative imagination!), but it is very interesting, fun to read, very well written, and full of profound symbols and insightful messages.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Genre Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • Contains Magic
  • E-Book
  • Top Picks
  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 1 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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