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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 Nov 2007 by Book Jungle

ISBN10: 1604244089 | ISBN13: 9781604244083

Page count: 84

George MacDonald wrote this children's book in 1871. This fantasy is about a boy named Diamond who travels through the night with the mysterious Lady North Wind. MacDonald touches of theological and philosophical questions in the tale. The North Wind helps people yet she sinks a ship. Everything does eventually work for good. Diamond sees a country without pain or death, however it takes his death for him to be able to reach this country.

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