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The Princess and the Goblin (Puffin Classics)

The Princess and the Goblin (Puffin Classics) - George Macdonald For some reason Princess Irene's age surprised me. Like, I know this is a children's book and thus it (logically) stars children, but the cover makes her look about 12-14. She's actually something like 6-8(?) and very much that perfect Victorian "innocent child" ideal that makes me want to throw up.There's a whole thing about how every little girl can be a princess, though, not just the ones born into it, so it's not AS annoying as it could be. It's actually almost subversive-- Irene's not a perfect kid because she's royalty, she's perfect because she's got the "princess" attitude. Curdie's likewise a prince, despite being born a miner's son. So that's kinda sticking it to the people who think only the nobility can be, well, noble! Which is neat.Read the rest of my review here!

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