ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 27, 1998
Princess and the Goblin
By (author) George MacDonald; Illustrated by Dr. Nick Walton; Introduction by Joan Aiken
This is a classic tale of a young princess and a miner boy who outwit a colony of scheming goblins in an exciting adventure set in a maze of underground caverns. When Princess Irene discovers a secret staircase at the top of the castle, she enters a world so mysterious she doesn’t know whether to believe it is real. For hidden in the highest tower, is a beautiful old lady who lives among the pigeons, spinning magic thread beside a fire made of roses. But when strange cat-like creatures are found prowling the palace gardens, and Curdie the miner boy encounters a band of embittered goblins plotting revenge on the royal household, the princess must place her trust in the old lady if they are to save the palace from destruction.
George MacDonald was a prolific writer who enjoyed enormous success with his books for both adults and children. Among his admirers were J.R.R Tolkien, Tennyson, Kingsley and C.S. Lewis.