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The Princess and Curdie

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The Princess and Curdie

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Author: George MacDonald
Publisher: Puffin, 1966
Dutton, 1949
Original English publication, 1883
Series: The Princess and the Goblin: Book 2

1. The Princess and the Goblin
2. The Princess and Curdie

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Juvenile Fantasy
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In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has returned to his life as a miner and has dismissed the supernatural happenings of the past, believing them to have been a dream. When Curdie callously wounds a pigeon, his conscience leads him to Princess Irene's mystical great-great-grandmother for help. She has him plunge his hands into a pile of rose petals that burns like fire. Extraordinarily, this grants him the power to see what kind of "animal" a person is at heart.

She then sends him on a quest, accompanied by a peculiar doglike creature named Lina, who was once a human. However, Curdie must resolve his own skepticism before he can use the powers granted to him to defeat the evil that is threatening the future of the kingdom.


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