At the Back of the North Wind Author:George MacDonald Herodotus, an ancient Greek writer, mentioned a people who lived at the back of the North Wind. George MacDonald, a Scottish writer whose books for children include The Light Princess, The Princess and Curdie, and The Princess and the Goblin, says that he does not think Herodotus had the right account of the tale, and he then proceeds to give u... more »s his story of a boy who actually went there.
At the Back of the North Wind tells of the boy Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, and of his fascinating friendship with the North Wind, who appears in the story in many different guises.
George MacDonald combines the spiritual with the everyday happenings of life in such a way as to make them all wonderfully believable. Diamond's adventures at the Back of the North Wind is a rare and lovely book which ranks with the best in children's fiction.