At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind

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Baker & Taylor
Diamond, the coachman's son, visits strange lands when he is carried off by the North Wind from the little hayloft where he sleeps

McMillan Palgrave
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of At the Back of the North Wind includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.

Listen can hear magic in the wind!

Diamond lives in a hayloft. But that was all right with him. He loves to snuggle up to the horses at night and listen to them snore away. Sometimes he can even hear the stars twinkling in the sky.

One night Diamond is visited by a beautiful fairy with long flowing hair. She calls herself North Wind, and she lives in the enchanged land far, far away. Best of all, she has come to take Diamond back with her--back to the land at the back of the North Wind.

Adored by millions of young readers since its first publication in 1871, George MacDonald's magical tale continues to delight.

& Taylor

One night, young Diamond, who lives in a hayloft, meets North Wind, a beautiful woman with long black hair, who whisks Diamond over London and shows him many wonderful sights, but Diamond's favorite adventure is the dream-like country in which the cold wind never blows. Reprint.

Publisher: c1998
ISBN: 9780812567120
Characteristics: 305 p ; ; 18 cm


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Feb 13, 2017

A Scottish Victorian fairy tale, full of Christian metaphysics and period morality, but very charming, fanciful, and poetic. Much of the subject matter -- extreme poverty, alcoholism, domestic abuse, and death -- is very serious, making the book more suitable for older children. Adults interested in the fairy tale genre will probably enjoy this less well-known classic.

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