By George Macdonald
This variation of At the again of the North Wind incorporates a Foreword, Biographical be aware, and Afterword via Nancy Springer.
Listen hard...you can pay attention 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 also can pay attention the celebs twinkling within the sky.
One evening Diamond is visited by means of a stunning fairy with lengthy flowing hair. She calls herself North Wind, and she or he lives within the enchanged land a ways, far-off. better of all, she has come to take Diamond again with her--back to the land behind the North Wind.
Adored through hundreds of thousands of younger readers due to the fact that its first booklet in 1871, George MacDonald's magical story keeps to delight.
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