Comments on: Book of the Week: Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-princess-hyacinth-the-surprising-tale-of-a-girl-who-floated/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 20 May 2014 01:55:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Carmen Pauls Orthner http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-princess-hyacinth-the-surprising-tale-of-a-girl-who-floated/comment-page-1/#comment-466932 Carmen Pauls Orthner Tue, 21 May 2013 19:28:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34596#comment-466932 I too was surprised that this book sounds so much like “The Light Princess”, which I have in my own library from when I was a child. The edition I have was illustrated by Maurice Sendak, better known for “Where the Wild Things Are”. Macdonald isn’t as well-known today, but C.S. Lewis (who is, thanks to “Narnia”) once said, “I regard George Macdonald as my master.” I liked “The Light Princess”, but was more of a fan of his story about another princess, called “The Princess and the Goblin”. There is also a sequel to it, called “The Princess and Curdie”. I didn’t care for the ending on that one, but did like the young miner Curdie, perhaps in part because my brother Curtis’ nickname was “Curtie”.

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By: Aya http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-princess-hyacinth-the-surprising-tale-of-a-girl-who-floated/comment-page-1/#comment-460563 Aya Thu, 09 May 2013 09:33:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34596#comment-460563 I have not read Princess Hyacinth but I too found it peculiar, that it sounds so similar to Macdonald’s story. It is an original story written by Macdonald, so to me it feels like someone would re-tell Alice in Wonderland. For sure the new book must be well-written and perhaps deserves the praise of its own, however also I wish more commonly people would know and acknowledge Macdonald’s beautiful gem too. :)

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By: Tara http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-princess-hyacinth-the-surprising-tale-of-a-girl-who-floated/comment-page-1/#comment-457795 Tara Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:52:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34596#comment-457795 I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for wonderful info I was looking for this information for my mission.

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By: Melissa@Julia's Bookbag http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-princess-hyacinth-the-surprising-tale-of-a-girl-who-floated/comment-page-1/#comment-457642 Melissa@Julia's Bookbag Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:20:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34596#comment-457642 Oh so glad you featured this one! This is a great favorite in our home. I think we had it renewed for months straight when my daughter and I first discovered it at the library when she was a preschooler. LOVE this book! Fabulous art.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-princess-hyacinth-the-surprising-tale-of-a-girl-who-floated/comment-page-1/#comment-457561 Carter Higgins Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:58:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34596#comment-457561 Interesting! I looked it up cause I hadn’t heard of it…a Scottish fairy tale! I bet you’re right, that its a retelling of a public domain work. Thanks for the intro to George Macdonald!

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-princess-hyacinth-the-surprising-tale-of-a-girl-who-floated/comment-page-1/#comment-457518 Anna Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:12:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34596#comment-457518 Hmmm. . . the central concept is blatantly lifted from George Macdonald’s “The Light Princess.” Or maybe the authors present it as a modern re-imagining of his story?

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By: Karen T http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-princess-hyacinth-the-surprising-tale-of-a-girl-who-floated/comment-page-1/#comment-457492 Karen T Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:39:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34596#comment-457492 What a beautiful book! I try to find princess stories that go beyond what Disney offers my girls, and this fits perfectly. Thank you!

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