At the Back of the North Wind

Author: MacDonald, George

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 1
  • Illustrated? No
  • Audiobook
  • Length: E
  • Flesch: 85.57
  • Kincaid: 4.96
  • Fog Level: 7.64
  • Core 1 and 2: 88.22

Placement Text

I HAVE been asked to tell you about the back of the north wind. An old Greek writer mentions a people who lived there, and were so comfortable that they could not bear it any longer, and drowned themselves. My story is not the same as his. I do not think Herodotus had got the right account of the place. I am going to tell you how it fared with a boy who went there. He lived in a low room over a coach-house; and that was not by any means at the back of the north wind, as his