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- ISBN: 1595473920 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Sioux Falls : NuVision Publications, 2004.
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This novel was one of J.R.R. Tolkien's childhood favorites. Though George MacDonald's stories are based on some of the themes and characteristic attributes of classical European fairy tales, he has replaced meaningless and ghoulish plots with a layer of Christian reference. Here, the eight-year-old Princess Irene lives in a mountaintop castle above a colony of underground goblins who are planning to overthrow the King, her father. She has discovered that at the top of the palace stairs lives a mysterious woman who is her great great grandmother. No one else knows about her, and nobody believes the Princess. She meets thirteen-year-old Curdie, a miner's son, who has come upon the goblins and knows of their evil plot. Images of burning roses and mysterious fires are the hints of danger, but Curdie is determined to protect the people he loves. He slowly becomes aware that sometimes "you must believe without seeing." When the strength of an invisible thread--strong like prayer--leads...
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Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 8
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
6.1 ATOS Level
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