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About the Author: George MacDonald

George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.

Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as G.K. Chesterton, W. H. Auden, J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle. Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later," said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence."

Elizabeth Yates wrote of Sir Gibbie, "It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of literature began to open and first encounters with noble thoughts and utterances were unspeakably thrilling."

Even Mark Twain, who initially disliked MacDonald, became friends with him, and there is some evidence that Twain was influenced by MacDonald.

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Paperback, Published in Jul 2008 by Waking Lion Press

ISBN10: 1600961711 | ISBN13: 9781600961717

Possibly George Macdonald's best-known fantasy, At the Back of the North Wind has enchanted children and adults for more than a century. A landmark in the development of children's writing, this insightful and enthralling fairy tale is just as enchanting today as when it was first published. Modern readers will thrill to the adventures of little Diamond with the mysterious and majestic North Wind, who is both kind and terrible, and who seems to answer to a far higher power than herself. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.

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