The Princess and the Goblin

By George MacDonald
Level 8

Filled with rich, beautiful language and meaningful Christian allegory, this fairytale-style book was one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s childhood favorites. Boys may not think they would like it because it has the word “princess” in the title, but goblins in the mountains, a secret staircase in the castle, and a humorous and courageous 13-year-old boy named Curdie make this book a treasure for both girls and boys. This is a classic that is highly worthwhile and would be great as a read-aloud.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Series Yes
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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