1. My kids loved The Princess and the Goblin but didn’t like The Princess and Curdie is as well. It is a much darker story and doesn’t have quite as satisfactory of an ending, though it is probably more like how real life happens.

  2. I’ve never read anything by MacDonald but have wanted to for awhile, especially after reading more about his influence on C. S. Lewis. This makes me want to read it more!

    And I’m sincerely hoping that you had this post all written and lined up pre-baby. Otherwise you’re just too amazing for words. 🙂

  3. I’m so glad you linked your thoughts back up at Reading to Know. Even though I read this fairly quickly this last time around, I feel like there’s plenty of the symbolism that’s difficult to wrap my mind around. There were several things that brought Narnia to mind for me – especially the part where Curdy doesn’t believe Irene about her grandmother and his mother chastises him. That reminded me of the professor’s logic lesson about believing Lucy in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”.

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