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The Day Boy and the Night Girl: Fairy Tale Series

The Day Boy and the Night Girl: Fairy Tale Series

Written by George MacDonald

Narrated by Paul Eggington


The Day Boy and the Night Girl: Fairy Tale Series

Written by George MacDonald

Narrated by Paul Eggington

ratings:
5/5 (10 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Jun 1, 2004
ISBN:
9781596440142
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A witch's curse ensures that a boy can never wake at night nor sleep when the sun beams. Conversely, a girl is doomed never to slumber at night nor be awake during daylight hours. Finally, a twist of fate unites them.

MacDonald's skill in imagery and grandfatherly style deliver a remarkable story that is accessible and light, yet acutely stirring and imbued with enduring value. Your capacity for imagination is sure to grow through this story that lifts our spirits and fills our minds with joy.

An EChristian, Inc production.

Released:
Jun 1, 2004
ISBN:
9781596440142
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

George MacDonald (1824 – 1905) was a Scottish-born novelist and poet. He grew up in a religious home influenced by various sects of Christianity. He attended University of Aberdeen, where he graduated with a degree in chemistry and physics. After experiencing a crisis of faith, he began theological training and became minister of Trinity Congregational Church. Later, he gained success as a writer penning fantasy tales such as Lilith, The Light Princess and At the Back of the North Wind. MacDonald became a well-known lecturer and mentor to various creatives including Lewis Carroll who famously wrote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland fame.


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  • (5/5)
    This wonderful work is a perfect example of why it is a crime of the highest order that the maestro of "fairytales", George MacDonald, is not better known in our day. A beautiful and extremely creative story of fantasy, romance, and deep allegory.Read from the author C.S. Lewis called his literary "master"--the man who inspired and fathered the renowned Inklings, the small group of authors including such men as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and others.
  • (5/5)
    Perfect. But then I'm a huge fan of MacDonald.

    He writes with such grace that one doesn't realize at first how clever his stories are. And such memorable, unique characters - what reader will ever forget the day boy who disobediently stayed out after dark, who begs for comfort from the night girl, then arrogantly abandons her as she faces the sun for the first time in her life? Who could forget that girl who works through the revelations of life outside her dark cell with much more courage, despite being held in much more ignorance, than the boy could ever? Even the witch, even the staff, are interesting characters.

    I suppose the story is not more popular because it is short enough, fantastical enough, to look like a book for young children - whereas it's really more like a novella for young-at-heart adults.

    This edition particularly lovely with the illustrations by Hogrogian.