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Rosamond was spoiled. Her parents, the king and queen, let her have whatever she wants. But now they don’t know what to do with her, she’s so hard to deal with. Thank Heaven for the Wise Woman! What does the Wise Woman do? Why she kidnaps her, that’s what! She kidnaps Rosamund beneath her immense cloak and takes her to a very strange cottage in the middle of nowhere. This cottage is bigger inside than outside, and here the Wise Woman tries to teach the girl that she is not the center of the universe. Through a picture, Rosamond enters another world and changes places with another spoiled child, Agnes, daughter of a shepherd. Can either be saved from herself? Find out in this marvelous fantasy fable by a Master!

George MacDonald (1824 – 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his “master”: “Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later,” said Lewis, “I knew that I had crossed a great frontier.” G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had “made a difference to my whole existence.”

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