The Princess and the Goblin
- The Princess and the Goblin (1872) is a children's classic fantasy novel by George MacDonald. The book precedes The Princess and the Curdie in this two part series. When a peaceful kingdom is menaced by an army of monstrous goblins, a brave and beautiful princess joins forces with a resourceful peasant boy to rescue the noble king and all his people. The lucky pair must battle the evil power of the wicked goblin prince armed only with the gift of song, the miracle of love, and a magical shimmering thread.