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At the Back of the North Wind (version 2)

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At the Back of the North Wind (version 2) is a whimsical and moving tale that explores the complexities of life and death through the eyes of a young boy named Diamond. Set in a dreamlike world where the North Wind herself takes on a maternal role, the story is both heartwarming and thought-provoking.

George MacDonald's writing is rich and poetic, transporting readers to a world filled with both beauty and sorrow. The relationship between Diamond and the North Wind is beautifully depicted, with poignant moments of tenderness and wisdom woven throughout.

As Diamond navigates the challenges of poverty and illness, he learns valuable lessons about strength, resilience, and the power of love. MacDonald's exploration of themes such as mortality, suffering, and the afterlife is both profound and comforting, offering readers a sense of hope and peace.

Overall, At the Back of the North Wind (version 2) is a captivating and deeply moving story that will stay with readers long after they have finished the final page. It is a timeless classic that reminds us of the enduring power of faith, courage, and compassion.

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At the Back of the North Wind is a children's book by George MacDonald. It was serialized in the children's magazine Good Words for the Young beginning in 1868 and was published in book form in 1871. It is a fantasy centered on a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the nights. The book includes the fairy tale Little Daylight, which has been pulled out as an independent work, or separately, added to other collections of his fairy tales.

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