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Archive of posts tagged George Macdonald

Humility and Manhood

My boys & I recently read George MacDonald’s Phantastes. C. S. Lewis famously said this book baptized his imagination. I can’t say our experience was so lofty. It is a challenging book to follow, though there are beautiful and wise comments along the way. The last portion of the book is quite good as the […]

The Princess and Curdie

The Princess and Curdie, by George Macdonald (J. B. Lippincott, 1908), hb., 305 pp. Ages 8+ As I have already stated in an earlier post, I think this is an excellent book and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. It will join the ranks of our favorite books (like those by Lewis, French and Bond). I […]

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin, George Macdonald Reprint by Wordsworth Classics pb. 221 pp. Ages 7+ This was our first Macdonald story to read together. That fact, combined with the estimation by many that this is his best children’s story, led to high expectations- perhaps too high. Even though C. S. Lewis and J. R. […]