The Princess and the Goblin, a little-known children’s classic by George MacDonald is one of the first great novels written for children but containing true principles for all. Your whole family will love reading this aloud and discussing Curdie’s adventures!
Themes: courage; work; faith
Read with: The Princess and Curdie; The Narnia series
1- Why does Curdie persist in finding out more about the Goblins?
2- Why does the Princess’ father leave her in the castle if there is potential danger?
4- Consider what some of the following might represent: the web; the Grandmother; the Goblins; the Princess’ healing.
3- What motivates the Goblins? Was there any way for the humans and Goblins to live together peacefully? Why or why not? How can we get along better with those who are different from us?