Thursday, January 1, 2009

Book Review: The Wise Woman

Author: George MacDonald
Review by Lauren Tatum, 12 years old
September 15, 2003

The Wise Woman takes place in a certain country in the Medieval Ages. The main character and hero in this story is the Wise Woman. The other main characters are Princess Rosamond, Agnes, Shepherd, and his wife.

The conflict was when the Wise Woman took the selfish princess and Agnes to her cottage. The climax was when the King found out that the Shepherd had his daughter.

My favorite character was the Wise Woman, becuase she tried her best to get the Princess and Agnes to be good and she didn't lose her temper doing it. There is nothing not to like in George MacDonald's books. This book has a strong moral on selfishness.

"What George MacDonald does best is fantasy -- fantasy that hovers between the allegorical and the mythopoeic. And thus, in my opinion, he does better than any other man." -- C. S. Lewis

Other Books George MacDonald Wrote
Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women, 1858
Adela Cathcart, 1864
Includes, The Light Princess
The Portent: A Story of the Inner Vision of the Higlanders, 1864
At the Back of the North Wind, 1870
The Princess and the Goblin, 1871
The Wise Woman: A Parable, 1875
The Princess and Curdie, 1882
Sequel to The Princess and the Goblin
The Flight of the Shadow, 1891
Lilith: A Romance, 1895

PLUS:
11 Short Stories
27 Novels
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