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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,335 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George MacDonald Narrator: Veronica Murphy Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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The Light Princess is a short story that is warm and humorous, with a surprisingly poignant conclusion. A princess doomed by a witch to lose her gravity results in a silly heroine that has neither physical nor spiritual weight. George MacDonald's masterful teaching on the subject of sacrificial love is delivered eloquently in the events and characters of this engaging story. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cindy | 2/17/2014

    " This another book and author from that same English class. I love his writings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 2/14/2014

    " Awesome! A short little story about a princess cursed with being "light"--she lacks any gravity, both in manner and in weight. Very good fairy tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodee | 2/7/2014

    " Quick read. A silly little story with a rewarding happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/5/2014

    " A little long for a read-a-loud in one setting. Love the illustrations by Katie Thamer Treherne. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 1/27/2014

    " A little too strange for me. The illustrations by Maurice Sendak fit with the mood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leticia Bench | 1/22/2014

    " This is probably my very favorite fairy tale ever! It could be absolutely wonderful fleshed out and made into more than a short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 1/20/2014

    " So beautiful, so sweet. A precious little fairy tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/18/2014

    " A friend read this book to me over the past weekend. The writing is delightfully witty and the lessons are deep. I enjoyed it tremendously. Yes, it is a fairy tale, with witches and such, but the lessons and the humor made me greatly enjoy it. I'll probably read it again sometime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crazymountaingoat | 1/17/2014

    " A delightful children's tale with a message under the story. Satisfying and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 1/13/2014

    " The Hovel audio version of this ethereal fairy tale was a delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 12/31/2013

    " Listen to the little book again. Very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 12/29/2013

    " MacDonald is fantastic in all senses of the word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krysta | 12/29/2013

    " What a delightful little story. :) Full of wit and charm and brevity, I quite enjoyed this light-hearted narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicola | 12/28/2013

    " Has some really really big words so in that sense kids may need to be a little bit older to understand or have a parent willing to explain. But a cute story nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/7/2013

    " Perhaps the original twisted fairy tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Jo | 4/25/2013

    " My husband gave me this book to read when we first started dating. At first, I didn't get it. It's a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty | 9/21/2012

    " There is a little punning here that is fun for people who are just learning about word play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie. | 9/3/2012

    " Brief, humorous and quite entertaining. Quite a nice little surprise from a classic I had never heard of before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 3/27/2012

    " if you're looking for an unusual fairy tale to read to your children, or even to yourself, this is the book for you. we will definitely read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Infinite Playlist | 3/19/2012

    " Rather long for a fairytale but very sweet. I loved the "light" puns, how many different things you can put into one word. The princess was a bit arrogant but learned how to be a nice girl at the end of course. What really amused me were the songs the prince (= the audiobook reader) sang. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 3/17/2012

    " Maybe I was too young when I read this, it didn't make too much sense to me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri-lee | 1/25/2012

    " I'm going to get all newspaper critic here and say "delightfully charming." :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 9/22/2011

    " While amusing, this is not one of his best stories. It was a very inventive plot but if fell kind of flat in the telling to me. I think I prefer his novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Glover | 9/16/2011

    " Such a great story of redemption and redemptive love. Near the end, as the prince is giving his life for a princess who as yet does not even really care or understand his sacrifice, my 5 and 6 year old girls were in tears. It didn't take long for them to see Christ and the church in this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie Gardner | 6/26/2011

    " Fun fairy tale by the forerunner of and inspiration to J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. George MacDonald is quite imaginative! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/3/2011

    " I love this book! A fairy tale about the light princess who floats away until she learns gravity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/23/2011

    " Liked the 2nd half. The prince's voice on the audiobook is amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 4/28/2011

    " I just read it again after a long time. It's a fun, really fast read that is just one of those classics that everyone should read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 11/5/2010

    " It's short, so you may as well read the story instead of a review. I will say MacDonald has more of a sense of humor than I gave him credit for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 10/24/2010

    " Cute. Very short. Great audiobook. Similar to Gail Carson Levine in story and style. This author uses a lot of 5 dollar words which made the listening all the more fun. Nothing special, just simple princely fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breanna | 10/11/2010

    " This was a really enjoyable book. I felt sorry for the prince and the princess frustrated me, but the book was very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krisette | 8/19/2010

    " Stacy introduced me to this little gem. Definitely, one of my favorite fairy tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 7/18/2010

    " Cute fairytale, almost parable-like story about the importance of gravity and falling when it comes to love and life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 3/26/2010

    " This is a unique, fun fairy tale that can be read in one sitting. It's a little under 2 hours in audio format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chauncey | 3/4/2010

    " This is one that I will purchase when my daughter finds the joy of reading! "

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About the Author
Author George MacDonald

George MacDonald (1824–1905), Scottish children’s author and novelist, was educated at Aberdeen University before training as a Congregational minister. Finding his own individualistic views unacceptable to his parish, he gradually turned to literature. He published over fifty volumes of fiction, verse, children’s stories, and sermons but is remembered chiefly for his fairy stories, including The Princess and the Goblin (1872) and its sequel The Princess and Curdie (1873).