Posts on July 2015
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Fairy Tale Fridays: The Light Princess

Dustjacket illustrated by a boat on a lake surrounded by trees.

"The Light Princess" by Victorian writer George MacDonald plays on the many meanings of lightness and weightiness. A parody of Sleeping Beauty that delights in puns and word play, this 19th century literary fairy tale also has a more serious side as a reflection on the role of sorrow and grief in emotional maturity.