Once upon a time, a witch cursed an infant princess with no gravity. She never felt weight, whether physical or emotional; she could never walk on the ground, and she could never cry over anything. Instead, she floated and laughed. But her favorite place to be was in a lake outside the castle, where she would spend hours swimming. The witch (who also happened to be the princess’s aunt) looked forward to the girl’s sixteenth birthday: If the princess did not find her gravity by then, the curse would be permanent, and the kingdom would be under the control of the witch! Desperate, the king and queen--aided by their wise ones--search for a solution to bring the princess back down to the ground. Believing that the princess should “fall” in love, the king holds a suitor contest. But little does he know she’s already met a prince, even if he doesn’t want to be a prince anymore! Adapted by Lila Rose Kaplan and Mike Pettry, from the Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald, The Light Princess is a whimsical adventure for the whole family.
The Light Princess guide sections