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DAY BOY & NIGHT GIRL Hardcover – Nov 8 1988


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  • Hardcover: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (Nov. 8 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039489409X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394894096
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 14.7 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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By A Customer on Dec 12 1997
Format: Hardcover
I absolutely love this story! George MacDonald has a lovely sort of grandfatherly style, and this is perfect to be divided up as a series of bedtime stories. A boy who has never seen night and a girl who has never seen day help each other cope with their fears. It is available online if you don't mind digging a little. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for them to find it for you. E-mail me if you want the address for the online e-text version. It doesn't quite have the charm of an actual book, but if it's all you've got, it's better than nothing.
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MacDonald's skill in imagery and storytelling are exemplified by this memorable fairy tale. One of those wonderful rare books that's extremely accessible and "light", but also is deeply stirring and has lasting weight. I'm sure it's one I'll enjoy reading to my kids.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is a lovely children's story Dec 12 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I absolutely love this story! George MacDonald has a lovely sort of grandfatherly style, and this is perfect to be divided up as a series of bedtime stories. A boy who has never seen night and a girl who has never seen day help each other cope with their fears. It is available online if you don't mind digging a little. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for them to find it for you. E-mail me if you want the address for the online e-text version. It doesn't quite have the charm of an actual book, but if it's all you've got, it's better than nothing.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Engaging and moving June 26 2000
By Scott Raymond - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
MacDonald's skill in imagery and storytelling are exemplified by this memorable fairy tale. One of those wonderful rare books that's extremely accessible and "light", but also is deeply stirring and has lasting weight. I'm sure it's one I'll enjoy reading to my kids.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful ,simple story Sept. 19 2013
By james cordrey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A beautiful story ,written simply .Although short, you are still rooting for the characters to learn and grow. will read this again and again!
The great implication I got! Dec 3 2009
By Guang Wu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Once again, I am very much impressed by author's imagination.

Besides, this story makes me think how our human society behaves like the characters in this story, one knows only day and the other knows only night.

Many countries behave so, people in different countries have very different knowledge, that is, people only know what they are allowed to know. Why cannot we help each other using our different knowledge to build a better world?
sweet story June 30 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I greatly enjoyed George MacDonald's Day Boy and Night Girl. Two children are raised in separate wings of a witch's castle without knowledge of one another. The boy is raised to only know of the sun and light, and the girl learns only of darkness. Through a series of events they eventually meet and live happily ever after as all good fairy tales end.
It is interesting to see the limited and skewed world that the characters know and the way in which they conquer their fears. The imagery is lovely and this story makes a great addition to any classic fairy tale collection.
If you have read any of George MacDonald's other fairy tales, you'll enjoy this one.


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