At the Back of the North Wind

by George MacDonald

Description:  The story of Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind, sometimes portrayed as the tiny fairy who blows the primrose, and again as the glorious woman whose home is all Out-Doors, and who sweeps through the skies with little Diamond nestled in her hair. Her beautiful friendship for the boy—one of "God’s fools"— wonderfully symbolizes strength and tenderness closely interwoven with this fanciful plot, and set within the narrative of Diamond’s home relationships, and the incidents of his everyday life with father, mother, baby, and Big Diamond (the horse), which are told with great simplicity. This modern fairy tale inspires in the reader a stronger faith in things unseen. Poetically conceived and masterfully written.

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Ages:  8-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Color
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-59915-822-8
Genres:  Literature, Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. The Hay-Loft
2. The Lawn
3. Old Diamond
4. North Wind
5. The Summer-House
6. Out in the Storm
7. The Cathedral
8. The East Window
9. How Diamond Got to the Back of the North Wind
10. At the Back of the North Wind
11. How Diamond Got Home Again
12. Who Met Diamond at Sandwich
13. The Seaside
14. Old Diamond
15. The Mews
16. Diamond Makes a Beginning
17. Diamond Goes On
18. The Drunken Cabman
19. Diamond's Friends

20. Diamond Learns To Read
21. Sal's Nanny
22. Mr. Raymond's Riddle
23. The Early Bird
24. Another Early Bird
25. Diamond's Dream
26. Diamond Takes a Fare the Wrong Way Right
27. The Children's Hospital
28. Little Daylight
29. Ruby
30. Nanny's Dream
31. The North Wind Doth Blow
32. Diamond and Ruby
33. The Prospect Brightens
34. In the Country
35. I Make Diamond's Acquaintance
36. Diamond Questions the North Wind
37. Once More
38. At the Back of the North Wind

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