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George Macdonald’s celebrated Scottish fairytale, originally published in 1864, has been capturing children’s imaginations for generations in its depiction of the literally buoyant titular princess’ discovery of the importance of love and human emotion after being cursed with "lightness" by the cold-hearted and resentful Princess Makemnoit. The Full Cast Audio team does an exquisite job in capturing the rhythm of Macdonald’s clever wordplay, and the Prince’s song, beautifully composed Todd Hobin and performed by Adam Wahlberg, is surely to tug on the listener’s heartstrings.
Can even a handsome prince bring her down to Earth?
One of the most acclaimed literary fairy tales of all time, George MacDonald's profound and witty story floats into bubbling new life in this lovingly crafted full cast reading.
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Clever story perfectly dramatized
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This has been my favorite book for years. The characters are fun, the moral is powerful but not heavy-handed. George MacDonald is a treasure that is still largely undiscovered.
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The best fairytale you've never heard
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a most delightful story most delightfully narrated by a highly professional cast. this is my most favorite of all of George McDonald's stories.
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- Elizabeth Chilcott
a bit dated
Although the story is a bit old fashioned and very similar in style to the Brothers Grimm, I would have adored it if I had had it read to me as a child. the performance was top notch.