“The Light Princess” is George MacDonald’s 1864 fairy tale inspired by “Sleeping Beauty”. It is the story of a young girl, the daughter of the King and Queen, who at her christening is cursed to have no gravity by the uninvited Princess Makemnoit, sister to the King, and a spiteful bitter woman. As a result of the curse, the princess is in constant danger of being carried away by the wind and grows up never taking anything seriously. The only time when she doesn’t float away is when she is swimming and she can be a normal girl again. While swimming one day, a lonely prince sees her, falls in love, and vows to help her end the curse so that they can wed. In true fairy tale fashion, the prince must perform a great and daring deed to save the lonely princess and rescue their world from the cruel Princess Makemnoit, who will stop at nothing to see the princess denied her happily ever after. A captivating, romantic and whimsical tale, “The Light Princess” is one of George MacDonald's most beloved and enduring stories. This edition includes a biographical afterword.