By George Macdonald
This version of At the again of the North Wind contains a Foreword, Biographical observe, and Afterword via Nancy Springer.
Listen hard...you can listen magic within the wind!
Diamond lives in a hayloft. yet that used to be o.k. with him. He likes to snuggle as much as the horses at evening and hear them snore away. occasionally he may pay attention the celebrities twinkling within the sky.
One evening Diamond is visited via a gorgeous fairy with lengthy flowing hair. She calls herself North Wind, and he or she lives within the enchanged land some distance, distant. better of all, she has come to take Diamond again with her--back to the land in the back of the North Wind.
Adored by way of hundreds of thousands of younger readers considering its first book in 1871, George MacDonald's magical story keeps to delight.
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