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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,332 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George MacDonald Narrator: Cindy Hardin Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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A king, a queen, a baby's christening, an overlooked guest and a curse. Author George McDonald takes the classic motiff and turns it on it's ear when the newborn princess loses....her gravity! An uninvited guest shows up anyway and the newborn princess is cursed. She grows up without her gravity. She is known as the light Princess.

Her parents can find no cure until by dark magic the girl's favorite place, the lake, begins to dry up and she begins to waste away. Will someone step forward to save them both?

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krysta | 2/7/2014

    " 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 Ben | 2/1/2014

    " This was a fun fairy tale and I wonder why it isn't better known. It is definitely not as good a read as the Princess and the Goblin but it isn't suppose to be. MacDonald is one of the great authors who are word crafters like Dickens and Austen. The concepts in the story are funny at times but at times serious and convey good morals. I certainly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri-lee | 1/30/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/28/2014

    " This story answers the question what would happen if someone lost their gravity? I found the answer quite amusing. : ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/20/2013

    " This was a sweet little story though it is pretty dated and I found the writing to be too affected for me to really connect with the characters or the plot. It was a fairy tale told in the style of an old fashioned lilting fable so though I found it to be clever I didn't find it to be especially engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 12/15/2013

    " I don't always remember to add read-aloud books to my list, but I found this one to be exceptional. Loved the humor and wit...and of course, Maurice Sendak's lovely illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 12/9/2013

    " This was super cute. I love the older versions of fairy tales. Kids these days don't know what they're missing out on. You just don't find children's books written like this anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Glover | 12/3/2013

    " 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 Laila Castro | 11/12/2013

    " now maurice sendak has made the pictures the light princess always deserved to have. wonderful as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 11/8/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/4/2013

    " 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 Melissa | 8/28/2013

    " Cute little story about love and sacrifice. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 5/27/2013

    " a delightful fairy tale told with unusual 19th-century wit. i will retell this to my future children or to anyone in need of a good bedtime story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 2/12/2013

    " Holds a tender place in my childhood. Were I ever to have children, I would read this to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/4/2012

    " This was adorable. Usually full cast audiobooks annoy me but this one didn't somehow. Highly recommended. Smart and sassy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 11/20/2012

    " An interesting fairy tale. Enjoyable, an easy read. A boy falls in love with a Princess who has a very...interesting problem, and is willing to sacrifice his life to help her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 7/14/2012

    " I had completely forgotten about this story until accidentally coming across it here. If you can find it, it's so very, very worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicola | 6/2/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crazymountaingoat | 4/7/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/23/2011

    " Full Cast Audio did a wonderful job with this story, and the prince was darling. Especially loved his songs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 6/29/2011

    " Only slightly less great than The Golden Key. Again, make sure to get the edition with the Sendak illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charissa | 6/24/2011

    " a favorite from my childhood. I remember reading it when I was nine. It was tiny, and green, and the most romantic thing I'd read since "Runaway Bunny" when I was five. "

  • 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).