The Light Princess  -     By: George MacDonald
    Illustrated By: Maurice Sendak
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The Light Princess

Illustrated By: Maurice Sendak
Farrar Straus Giroux / 1984 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 110
Vendor: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: 1984
Dimensions: 7.20 X 4.80 X 0.30 (inches)
ISBN: 0374444587
ISBN-13: 9780374444587
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Series: Sunburst Book

Publisher's Description

The Light Princess--the princess who "lost her gravity"--has been essential fiction for several generations of children. This new edition is a companion volume (same page size, similar design) to our edition of The Golden Key, of which Publishers' Weekly said: "Maurice Sendak lights the way through MacDonald's Kingdom with the most mystical, the most poetic pictures of his distinguished career." Now Sendak has made the pictures The Light Princess always deserved to have.
This is the only separate edition available that preserves the authentic text; it is neither cut nor edited nor "improved" in any way.

Author Bio

George Macdonald is the author of At the Back of the North Wind.

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"For [this] elegant edition of the Victorian story that combines seriousness with levity and farce with fantasy, the artist has created pictures that...present the ludicrous element of the story; then become poetic and romantic; and finally are climaxed by the last crowning revelation of the light princess humanized by sorrow and love." --Starred, The Horn Book

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