One of the most successful and beloved Victorian fairy tales... The Princess and the Goblin is the story of Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who come face to face with the dreaded mountain goblins. This children's fantasy novel was originally published in 1872. It uses subtle layers of symbolism to tell a story of courage and honor.
Public Domain (P)2014 Oasis Audio
We thoroughly enjoyed the story with our three youngest children (5-7-10) while driving to visit family in Florida. Very interesting at several different levels.
Word-worker, doodler, dabbler, klutz extraordinaire. Audiobook listener, adores a great story told by a wonderful narrator who does voices!
One could easily imagine being told this story by a grown up Irene. Brooke Heldman does a fine job, creating a voice for each character, and clearly narrating the sentences between. I have trouble reading books myself, from headaches to dyslexia that have only gotten worse over the years. So my childhood copy of this book sits on the shelf, but I will be listening to this version again and again.
The Princess and The Goblin is one of my rereads.... Stories I reread at least once per year....though this one usually gets re-listened to more often. I love following Curdie into the mountain and the Princess up the stairs to meet her many greats, very old, grandmother who let the princess have her name and shines a moon like light to guide wayward travelers and birds alike. A timeless tale for all ages.
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