The Princess and the Goblin (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)

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The Princess and the Goblin (Puffin Classics) By George MacDonald, Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction by) Cover Image
By George MacDonald, Ursula K. Le Guin (Introduction by)
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This story, about two plucky children facing an underground labyrinth of goblins, is best enjoyed in the 1978 printing on the lap of a parent reading in a drowsy voice. Irene is the original spunky princess, loyally rescuing Curdie and earning folk heroine status.

There is a sequel! Rejoin Irene and Curdie for more adventures in The Princess and Curdie.

— From Sarah P


Princess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth of unused passages with closed doors - and a further stairway. What lies at the top? Can the ring the princess is given protect her against the lurking menace of the boglins from under the mountain?

About the Author

Ursula Le Guin was born in Berkley, California, in 1929, daughter of the writer Theodora Krober and the anthropologist Alfred Krober. Her published work includes twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, three collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation. Among her novels are the The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, both winners of the Nebula and Hugo awards, Always Coming Home, winner of the 1985 Kafka Award, and Four Ways to Forgiveness. In 2009 she won her sixth Nebula award for Powers. Penguin/Puffin published the first volume of the Earthsea books, A Wizard of Earthsea, in 1971. The Earthsea books have been translated into many languages around the world and are global bestsellers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141332482
ISBN-10: 0141332484
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: June 9th, 2011
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Puffin Classics